Snail ID Please

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  1. JS

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    Hi Guys

    I seem to have a invasion of these little guys in my tank...must have come in with some recently added indo rock.

    I see my sixline pecks the smaller ones, but the slightly bigger ones must be too hard for him? Any other fish that will help him control them?

    I was first worried they might be Sundial's but, i am almost sure they are Collonista...if somebody can just confirm? And if they are good algae grazers? Have not seen them eating my corals...only see them on rock and glass...

    I caught 3 of them and handed them to a mate, Sean Allen, he does Macro photography and he helped me get a clear pic of one....he enjoyed the challenge as they are the size of a pin head...
    @RiaanP , can you maybe help ID?

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    Im not familiar with this particular snail (unless it looks different than adults) but i think you might be right with the collonista...
     
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    Thanks, i hope so...really dont want them if they will cause havoc, and dont wane kill them if they are good.!
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    can you ask him for a picture from the other side?

    Does not look like sundial. the opening looks to be too big.

    general rule, but not cast in stone. if the opening is round then they are vegetarian.
     
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    Thanks @RiaanP , will ask Sean to get a pic of opening and other side...:)
     
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    I asked my snail Aunti

    member of the Turbinidae family
    but a pic from other side will help
     
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    Flipping cool pic have to add :thumbup:
     
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