Bumble bee snails

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  1. Maddy

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    Hi guys. Do any of you have bumble bee snails? If so, have you ever had problems with them eating your pollyps?
     
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    I have them in of my tanks (5 in my 650l and 2 in my 250l). They are awesome little things :)
    I never had problems with them eating zoas and such. I think if you add too many to your tank that it would be a problem as there will not be enough food for them which may make them resort to eating your polyps.
     
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    They are not 100% reef safe and can be opportunistic if hungry.

    Do you ever feed them small pieces of hake?
     
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    I also have a few in my tank and all seems ok for now.
     
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    I never fed mine. They eat whatever leftovers are available.
     
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    Thanx guys. Will watch them carefully. Bought them 2 days ago and was assured they are reef safe only to hear from a friend they might eat pollyps.
     
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    according to liveaquaria they are reef safe and eat polycheate worms
     
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    not 100% reef safe

    Bumble Bee Snail - Pusiostoma (engina) mendicaria
     
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    good to know as liveaquaria makes no mention of that..
    thanks
     
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    Will they eat my brown Pally zoas? :thumbup:
     
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    Well, I'll be watching them like a hawk!!! :lol:
     
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    I Have 2 of them in my tank! Have not seen them eating any of my Corals! They do however Live in my Zoas! But the Zoas don't seem to mind them! Been in my Display since December!!
     
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    Thanx Christo, hopefully mine will also behave themselves. But I am watching them closely and checking if everything is still there that should be there :lol: but they are gorgeous!
     
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