Snail ID please

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  1. mytank

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    Guys I found this on my SPS. I noticed "STN" on my bigger colony. Then I found this bugger on it not sure if he is doing it or not: @RiaanP

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    Forskalii.
    predator
     
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    On sps ?
     
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    They are small, from brown to white shells. Snail body is reddish.

    Eat polychaete worms.
     
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    You should have Snail guru under your avitar:tt2:
     
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    no, just got a very good teacher - old lady showing me the ropes.
    And there are other guys that are far better, especially with the more difficult to find snails. These are rather easy to find. Had one in my tank for about 8 months.
     
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    not really.

    These are normally little worms in your sand bed. So they do impact your DSB negatively if they stay there, but one snail in BIG DSB would not matter.
    But then again spaghetti worms are awesome, and would rather have them on my DSB than the snail. These worms do multiply a lot slower than others.
     
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    Hehehehehe, I know what polychaetes are @RiaanP, also know that to many and big ones can be a problem, I am sure a snail that predates on them will keep their population in check as I know the worms also eat fauna that is very beneficial to your tank, like copepods. They are opportunistic and predatory in nature.

    Spaghetti's are really cool.
    I suppose we will really never see what is going on in our tanks.
     
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