Snail ID

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  1. TaahirS

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    Does anyone know what kind of snail this is?

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    Looks like a turbo snail
     
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    Did you collect that in cape town?
    That one might not be reef safe, why so much cayno?
    What is the size of that snail? It looks pretty big
     
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    first one is what is commonly known as a topshell. Vegetarian.
     
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    Second one, depending on where you got it from, looks like a Rhinoclavis sinensis

    Part of the Cerithiidae family, which are plant detritus feeders and diatoms.
     
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    That one might not be reef safe, why so much cayno?
    What is the size of that snail?

    I bought it.
    It's not that big, about 3-4 centimeters, the pic makes it look big.
    The cyano is gone, those pics were taken just after the cycle when I added my cuc
     
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    Second one looks like a Cerith snail, mostly nocturnal, although mine are out during the day quite a lot, lol. Very good snails to have for detritus, cyano and moving your sandbed around.
     
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