Snail ID

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by rooiwillie, 18 Oct 2014.

  1. rooiwillie

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    Hi,

    I collected these guys from the beach. Can anyone help me ID them? Are they reef safe?

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  3. Fuzzy

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    where you from? your location is blank,area can always help guys to help you with info
     
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    jbay, the top one is one of those purple ones that are in all the ponds
     
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    Thanks, I updated my profile.
     
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    Im 70km from jbay and actually a lot there rooiwillie. Know about two other people with tanks there
     
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    Thanks dude. Well I personally don't like/trust any other snails besides the pic I will post but Im sure now that guys like @RiaanP know pic and area he can help you further

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    Those black snails are oriat I have a few but they can introduce very bad stuff to your tank
     
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    Perriwinkle snails are fine...they will clean your tank nicely...they dont last too long though...the temprature tends to get to them sooner or later...the bottom picture one i wont trust...anything with a trunk scares me...☺
     
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    thanks a lot guys, im still learning here.

    Dian6430, who do you know in the area? pm me maybe? always nice to meet someone else who has been busy with this hobby for a while.
     
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    First is a vegetarian. Pink-lipped topshell

    Bottom one is a predator, looks like the Burnapena lagenaria
     
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    Thanks RiaanP. So bottom one not going in
     
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    as you said...
    Rather leave it on the beach.

    These snails are colder water snails and tend not to live that long in out warmer tropical tanks. Rather collect from Natal next time.
     
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