Id snail please

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  1. gMAN

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    Hi guys, can anyone ID these suckers for me? pretty sure they're the reason my GSP & Zoa's slowly disappearing.....

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    Strombus snails. Harmless hitchikers and detritivores
     
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    thanks Tony, moved them to the sump as all five of these guys were either between my GSP or Zoa's & thought they were feasting on the corals...
     
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    No they wont touch you corals but will multiply like mad and eat uneaten food and detritus
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    I've seen a probe like thing comin out the front of their heads, that's what scared the :censored: out of me, guess they'll be moved back to DT...
     
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    Ya, they look freaky with one probe coming out but dont stress
     
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    I do not have my snail book with me, but I forwarded your pic to my snail auntie.

    Pity you did not take a pic with the operculum visable. That is the snail opening.

    I doubt if that is a strombus. Strombus got a elongated opening almost all the way (like a cone snail), and from what I can see, these are round.
     
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    what is the thickness of the shell lip around the opening?


    Shell Catalogue - Family DIALIDAE

    scroll down to - Cerithidium Monterosato, T.A. de M. di, 1884 Type species : ?
     
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    Thanks RP, does this help?


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    First question, where did you get them.

    They are mostly vultures, eating dead crabs, "blou blasies". Occurring in sand and mud. Or detritus eaters. Moving around on the rocks - dodgy...

    But it is a Nassariidae
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    Nassarius margaritiferus

    Species thumbnail pictures
    Shell Catalogue - Family NASSARIIDAE

    NassariusF

    Depends on where you got them then we can 100% id it.
     
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    They just appeared one day, hitch hiked on a rock...
     
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    From where did you get the rock.

    From LFS, it can be from anywhere the LFS get their rock from.

    I will put them in the sump. And they should dig in uner the sand. You have to target feed them once a week, piece of hake, or mussel. But it sounds like they prefer the rock. Not to the rule of the species. But Nassarius should be vultures, or detritus eaters unless they are really hungry...

    Can have 1 piece of rock in the sump, and check out what they prefer.
     
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