Can anyone ID these snails?

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  1. Moolis Moolman

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    Hi

    I saw these unknown snails in our fish only display tank this weekend. Time is extremely limited at present so I need someone to help me with identification PLEASE!

     
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  3. RiaanP

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    Nassarius snail, part of that family also includes whelks

    They are vultures. If you do not want them, I take them.

    See the ones you have is small, but fast. As soon as something die, they are on it very quickly.
     
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    They normally hide in the substrate, waiting for food. Need to feed them extra at times, a piece of hake provided nothing else steal it away from the snails.
     
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    We have tons in our coral banks at idol marine @Moolis
     
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    Probably the best scavengers you can have in a tank.
     
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    I started off with two, they have since spawned. Excellent scavengers, best cuc member i ever added..
     
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    You say add a piece of hake They . With salt And vinigar ?
     
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    Yes but no garlic or the snails are gonna get suspicious
     
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    Thanks a million guys.

    You saved me time!!

    Normally our tanks are kept snail free - because you guys buy them all :p - so this was a first for me.
    See even with years of experience you never get to old to learn.
     
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