No4 Round Striped Snail

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  1. 2balive

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    Discovering more and more hitch hickers as time goes by.

    Noting is eating my coral so they can't be that bad?

    I have seen this snail before, can anyone confirm an ID for it?

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    Hi

    Yes, looks like it. Great when you get free good stuff :thumbup:
     
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    First, is it a hitchhiker? Or Local?
    Looks like a vegetarian. Is the opening round?

    Easiest test for vegetarian snails is to put it against the glass and wait for it to move. You should see the mouth pushing against the glass and its tongue rasping away.
     
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    It is a hitchhiker.

    I have only seen it from this angle, will definitely do the glass trick when I see a snail again.
     
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    Collonista, often confused with sundials.

    So in summary, good hitchhiker, they graze on algae
     
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    Thanks, like snails, happy to have another specie.
     
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