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  1. CameL

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    Please ID this snail

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    looks like nassarius family
    Whelk like shape. A lot of these are predators. Others are vultures.

    Better to keep it one side until you get more information.
     
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    My Snail Auntie eyes are not that good. Can you maybe post a zoomed in picture?
     
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    I put it for now under Columbellidae


    If you got clams in your tank, do not put it back.
     
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    came out of someone else's tank, that's struggling with zoas. Everything else grows wildly. I collected the zoas and found this guy in the container. In amongst load shedding and no light I didn't see that I had inadvertantly put him in the tank
     
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    Ooooops Nooo

    You have to find it. look at night with a torch. I'm sure its predatory.
     
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    @Barend, this could be a cause of your zoa problems.
     
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    It may well be Will have to find the buggers and see?
     
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