snails, snails, snails

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  1. VicZA

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    I started my tank with 3 snails. 2 of the type as picture attached (please assist with name) and 1 turban snail.

    Over the last few weeks I have been steadily counting new baby snails as I see them in my DT and I was up to 9 .... until I looked in my skimmer today and found another 7 tiny ones - same species. Took them out of the skimmer and into the DT they go.

    That means I am now up to 16 baby ones (that I know of !!) and 3 adults .... 19 snails in my 1.2m tank ..... I think that's pretty awesome !! :thumbup::thumbup:

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    Those are snails of the Trochidae family, Trochus genus. They are prolific breeders and, personally, the best algal grazers. They tend to get nailed by fish who eat molluscs as they can't turn upright if the fall over. I have also found that they are fairly hardy. It's time to share. :D
     
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    Thanks Carlos !!

    The snails are still tiny (most of them) but once they get up to size I would be happy to share. They are amazing algae eaters !!

    Maybe next time I am in your area I can pop by and have a look at your setup too ??

    Drop me a pm if that is ok .....
     
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    Sure thing. Love visitors. My tank should be back soon. Rock being made as we speak. Will let you know.
     

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