Please ID, good or bad?

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  1. Papitto

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    I don't know where this slider came from. Tank running over a month now.
    Please advise?

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    first guess is a stometella snail, its good
     
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    Would also have said stomatella...but it seems to have a little trunk....or am i seeing things...
     
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    Looks more like a nassarius whelk for me. See the little flippers on the front edges.

    Whelks hide in the sand, if he does that then you know.

    They are detritus eaters. Basically part of your clean up crew. They can do with a small piece of hake once a week.
     
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    this is a stomatella from below
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    The mouth is a round sucker thing.
     
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    It has a trunk and 2 antennae I think. It's pretty fast gliding. It has a beautiful glossy long shell. I put in some dead shrimp about 2 hours ago and it showed up like it was searching. Also saw about 9 bristleworms come out as well.
     
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    If I was you, try get rid of some of the bristles. They are ok in small doses
     
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    Bristle worms, are a very good part of your clean up crew. Especially the small ones, less than 100mm.
     
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