Snail ID

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Gwydion, 26 Sep 2011.

  1. Gwydion

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    Hi everyone,

    I found this snail a few months ago in my tank, then it was tiny... now its a MONSTER:lol:

    Can someone please help me to ID this snail and let me know if its fine to keep or should I get rid of it?

    I noticed that this snail has got tentacles that come out from the sides and back +- 5/6.


    Thanks

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  3. RiaanP

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    looks like a topshell.
    algae eater
     
  4. Mc

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    Not sure of the species, but my turban snail has the same tentacles they are just feelers.
    He doesn't look like one of the nusiance species, it mainly the cone snails, conchs, and a few species that eat specific coral you have to watch out for. I would say keep him he may turn out to be a good algae eater, and if he does make any trouble you can pull him out.
     
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    Cool thanks for the replies! :thumbup:
     
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