Cone snail

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  1. Furbz

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    Can someone help ID this bad boy?

    Reef safe? Dangerous?

    Thanks

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    Mitridae
    probably the Mitra papalis

    The mollusc burrow in sand or live in crevices or under stones in the intertidal zone. Some may inhabit deep water. They are carnivorous or scavengers living on worms, coral polyps or other gastropods.

    Not a good candidate for a reef tank.
     
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    If you got a large enough DSB, you can keep it there, as there should be enough worms for it to eat.
    Can test if is scavenge for food, add a piece of hake close by and see if he goes for it.
     
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