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  1. CW

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    Hi all.

    Can i get an id on this pic please.

    Thanx

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    looks like a limpit snail.
     
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    Agree with Riaan here. They like living in the high water mark, and you might find them climbing out your tank, but they are great algal grazers. Serve as food for some of the predatory species of marine snails too.
     
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    Great thanx.

    So a good one to have?
     
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    Thanx Carlos
     
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    Just a random fact but did you know the cape is actually the best hotspot in the world for limpets. It's like the holy grail for limpit studying biologists. Am I not so awesome for knowing that :eek: no
     
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    :lol: Yes you are, added some rep there bud, but you weren't the only one that new that. :D
    I did three months of South African marine ecology at uni and marine snails and limpets was one section we did.
     
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    Thanx man, you see, masa ppl will always be able to help with any thing fishy. haha
    Cool man, so why you house whife now? Why dont you keep doing ecology stuff and what evver. hehe

    Id on this little one aswell also please. And if his not a prediator. Cos i dont know if all urchins are safe.

    Thanx

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    Are you at the sea now?
    If yes, then I would much rather swop the limpet snail for a nerita or 2. The few limpits I had did not last very long in my tank. Not sure if it is due to warmer tank water or that they do prefer to be exposed at times. The nerita will also climb out of your system fr the first month or 2, but then they would settle down. And I think nerita eat more algae than limpets
     
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    Ok cool then.

    Will do so. Atleaste my brother lives nect to me and he has my old tank so if i get two it will be cool.

    Thanx Riaan
     
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