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  1. Chris Makings

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    Hey all, so I got these. Turbo snails from my pet store,

    Are these good algea eaters and what type of snail is it? [​IMG]
     
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    Those dont look like turbo snails...perhaps @RiaanP can give some input
     
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    that is a nerita. Check the eggs against the glass in the background

    The shell looks liks Andy Cap's hat. They are good grazers, active at night.
    stay small, do not cause rockfalls.
    But if they fall off, they almost always lands on their back, and then they die. In the ocean they just wait for the next big wave to help them up, but we do not have those waves.

    Depending on where collected. They might climb out of the tank, especially with full moon. Until they realize that their is no more tides. So just check that.
     
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    I have been meaning to post on those white clumps on the glass for a while now ... have so many of them ... you say they're eggs riaan . Eggs of the nerita snail ? How long till they hatsh then ?
     
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    @RiaanP thanks, I have about 5 in my tank so that should help with the algea problem I have, would they cause much of a problem when I put coral in the tank. If all the algea is gone what else should I feed them? Or will they just carry on grazing on what ever they can get?

    Also do they become a problem with multiplying at a fast rate?
     
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    They do not bother corals at all.
    Just do not clean the back glass and they should have enough to eat.
    The eggs do not hatch in out aquariums. Something to do with the tides. So go ahead and scrape them off.
     

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