Id snail

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  1. Newbiejb

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    Hi can some one id snail please

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    Not sure exactly which one, but its part of the Ranellidae family if not mistaken. They are predators on other snails, tube worms, sea stars and turnicate sponges.

    Might be Bursidae, but the siphonal channel is too short from the pictures. Anyway, Bursidae is also predators on worms and snails.

    Where did you get it from, which beach? And a picture from the bottom side will help.

    Anyway, put it back where you got it from.
     
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    The urchins in the bucket, looks like colder water species? Where are you collecting?
     
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    Here is urchins
     
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    It was wrongly ided by locals said its an algea eater now im back in jhb what do i do with it know. Dont wane kill it is their any one that wants it.
     
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    Like the urchins...how do u pick them up or handle them?
     
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    I handle them with a glove.
     
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    Sump it.

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    The urchins u can freeze and feed to ur fish
     
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    U have different types of urchins though some are okay for ur tank.
     
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    No not the urchins the snails. Urchins im keeping in my tank
     
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    Urchins are cool. Depending on your tank size and if you will have enough food for them to eat.
     
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    the snails look cool but I would stick to what you know about and collect just them.
     

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