sea snail

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  1. viskop kenny

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    found this on the south coast isit fine for a fowlr tank and will it be reef compatible?

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    It's Nerita, but not a species you want. This one lives reallllllly high on the shore in the splash zone and will climb out of your tank more than be in it. They can't survive being constantly submerged.

    The one species you want (N. albicilla) lives much lower on the shore under rocks.
     
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    Yeah, those white ones will not stay in your tank. Will end up picking them up everyday until they are in a spot where you cannot get to them.
     
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    Nerita is nice, look around for same shell structure, but in mostly black, or moulted black. They are a lot better.
     
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    what you going to do?
    At least it will give you some mental (wheres that darn thing) & physical exercise
     
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    Ok kiff to know! was gonna stock up! @RiaanP found the one u talking about.
    @ big fish im on a little mission to find all sorts for my tank like base rock inverts fish etc anything u guys can reccomend ive seen these short spine black urchins are they reef safe? Or only good for fowlr? Gonna ask lots over the next week im making my way down to mosselbay slowly!
     
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    Not all snails are reef safe. Either get a proper ID before you move to the next beach, or leave it.
     
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    Reef safe isnt an issue for me fowlr is the main idea for this tank next set up (when im financially stable again:eek:) il set up a seperate reef tank:thumbup:
     
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    it is, most not-reef safe snails eat the other snails....
    Muricidae family. Big diverse group. That are all a no no.
    Cones, poisonous, and another no.
    Certain Nerithidae, are OK, others will eventually just die.
    Some snails eat only specific items, which you do not have.

    So yes. a proper ID is needed. Even for a FOWLR system
     
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    Oops ok cool thanks riaan ill post everything i find
     
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    And this?

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    And this urchin?
     
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    Thais bufo, eats other snails. Not a good one.

    Urchin is Stomopneustes. Alright for a FO tank but sometimes eats corals.
     
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