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  1. ccwilke

    ccwilke Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    Hi I hound this snail on my Zoas???

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    What type and is he good or bad??

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    Tagging as ive never seen such a snail. (similar looking shells wash up on beaches around stilbay by the hundreds...)
     
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    I thinks its a Sundial
    Snail.It uses a sharp beak to drill into the zoas and eat them
     
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    Hi I found one on some Zoe's which I collected in the Transkei , I noticed it in the tank
    It was floating in one spot, hanging from a very thin strand of wat looked like a spiders web.
    Wen I removed the snail like creature from the tank with a plastic cup, it began to crawl like a normal snail.
    Upon further inspection I noted that its she'll was soft??
    I decided to put it back in the tank , 5 min later it was hanging on that same thread again and to this day
    I have never seen it again.i presume my Niger trigger ate it?
     
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    Hi,
    Yes looks like a sundial snail. Your trigger could have eaten it, or look when the lights are off and see if its still around the zoas
     
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    It is a sundail
    Not a very good specimen either, very dark with the marks giving its name not very visible.

    But the "underside", looks as if you look up from below into a spiral staircase going several floors on some old majestic building. If you got a good imagination.

    And yes, they eat your zoa
     

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