ID Zoa snail

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  1. mytank

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    Hi there,

    So this is prob for @RiaanP again but I found this in my frag tank on my zoas not to sure what it is @RiaanP or someone else?

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    Looks like Muricidae family. But they eat other snails not zoa's

    Sump it first. I'll ask my snail auntie.
     
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    ok, it is a Muricoidea, but not snail hunters like Muricidae.

    Its a Coralliophilidae

    Coralliophila Clathrata

    They have no radula (rasping tongue). They eat corals, hydrozoans and anemones. Although some are free-living. Others are permanently on the host or even deep inside the host.

    can confirm if it is correct, check
    Coralliophila (Coralliophila) clathrata
     
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    i think Auntie Snail needs to sign up to MASA
     
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    Yup that's it, so it's a parasitic snail!
     

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