ID Snail

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  1. lourensmocke

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    Hi all,

    Please help me id these snails. From the internet searches I've done, I am in two minds as to whether they are good or bad. Some kind of whelk?
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    Looks like Nassarius snails.
    They are vultures. Going after dead matter. Feed a small piece of hake and they will pop out of the sand.
     
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    I see them sometimes on my zoas and now and then have issues with snail eggs on the zoas.

    Could these be the egg layers or eating zoas?
     
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    Doesnt look like zoa eating snails
     
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    They would be after detritus and other food caught up in between the zoa.
     
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    Thank you for the info!
     
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