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  1. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    2 weeks ago i added about 3 an a half kilos of live rock to my tank. and only in the last 2-3 days ive started to notice some type of snail creature, there are heaps of them , there about the same width as my coral sand and are a brownish colour.
    will they harm my tank ?? wat should i do ??
    plz reply asap
    thanx :- oh_no
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hey they are snails, how bad can they be! ;D

    Seriously, you should be fine. Unlike some crabs that will chomp on corals, I don't see a problem with snails.

    They should stick to a diet of algae and detritus.
     
  4. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    thanx
    should there be so many of em but , i reckon that theres between 100-200 of em. im_pissed
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    wow. that is alot..

    sounds like it is time to harvest. can you post a pic of these things?
     
  6. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    What shape are the snails?  Are they a cone shape and white, or typical snail shape with some type of pattern on them?  If you give me a better description, I can most likely tell you what you've got.  Like Matt said, most snails are cool, a few of what you don't want are: flat snails with sundial pattern (eats zooanthids), all white rice size cone shape (eats clams and other snails) and most with a snorkels are bad (most, not all, many good snails for our DSB have snorkels).
     
  7. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    theres not as many of em now
    i dont know wats happened to em all, the clowns been
    scroungin round the bottom a bit , so im a bit suss bout him, i think he could be eatin em ?? oh_no
    they r brown , mainly a really light brown , an are pretty flat, they r about 1-2mm in diameter.
     
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  9. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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  10. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    nah karlas , not them ones
    im not sure , they look very similar , but they r disapearing as quick as they came.
    they have a kind of light brown stripe , an r very very tiny