ID Please some sort of shell

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  1. mytank

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    I have added alot of new coral, I have dipped all the coral. I know the tank pretty much inside out as I watch it even after lights out. Yesterday I notice this little bugger on my Zoas. Sumped him but what the hell is he:

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    I just don't want anything eating my corals :) check these puppies (cellphone cam):

    @belindamotion - These are for you ;)
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    Then top LEFT ORANGE colors :)

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    Its either a strombidae (nice) or a conus (bad)

    Strombidae have 2 little eyes sticking out , one at the front end of the shell, the other slightly back. It has a little dent in the shell line to make space for the eye to stick out (but I cannot see that in your picture). The back end of the shell let me think it is a strombidae. They are detritus eaters.

    Conus (cones) are predators on other worms or even small fish. They are poisonous. The back end is normally not that pointy as in your picture.

    Another thing, the strombidae operculum is a flat sharp thing, and I do not see that in your pictures. So my money is on it being part of the conus family.
     
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    And if it does die, I want the shell. (don't ask)
     
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    Ok sumped him he is ok there right?
     
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    No questions different strokes for different folks ;) you can have the shell if he/she dies in the sump:peroni:
     
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    off the topic, your scooter blennie belongs to the same family as mandarins, is it eating prepared foods?
     
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    BTW, love that hammer!!
     
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    Sump should be OK. If you got a DSB, it will feed off small polychaete worms in the sand. I had one that lasted almost a year. The ones living of worms is not that poisonous compared to those eating fish.

    So do not handle it again as you did. You think a bee sting is bad... well try it... do not say I forced you
     
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    BTW, just check at night, that the hammer coral long feelers do not sting your clam. Maybe move the clam up a bit.
     
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    Yup was my requirement at the LFS asked them to feed pellets and he was munching away, confirmed with my own eyes. They had four all four were eating pellets ;). Since he has been in my tank he is munching on food in the tank and not the pellets. I am sure if the tank food runs out he is use to pellets ;)
     
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    He is multi color too :) will try get a pic - the green you see, then lumo green and also lumo pure white :) Lucky to get a hammer with three different colors in one.

    But then again I am a LFS **** and I do trawl to find what I want :)
     
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    Flip that's what I was worried about - was just going to post that question. Have been checking at night the hammer hasn't yet had feelers out. Will keep an eye out over the next two weeks.

    Hammer will have to move as that's the only spot that clam loves in the tank....
     
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    Hmm funny you say that I was feeling a little bit of a tingle once when I was getting a pic last night!!! Bugger. Not running a DSB just tons of LR and dosing. So lets see how long it lives for.
     
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    @mytank...sigh...I know you got them:)...broke my heart when I saw you'r pic's on the other Thread..:p..hence I suggested we cancel the weekend trip to Moolis..:P:lol::lol::lol:...I just live to far way...bummer...
     
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    Cone shells have been known to kill people conus geographus and textile are lethal never hold it again by your bare flesh .They use a harpoon to sting.
     
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    if they grow nicely and you up in Jozi we can do a frag or two ;)
     
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