Sundial snails

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  1. Max98

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    Hi.

    I found this snail between some of my zoanthids. Looks like sundial snails.

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    Would coral rx work to get rid of it?

    Thanks
     
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    Thats a sundial.
    Looks like you got rid of it already.
    Coral Rx should get rid of any others.
    Its good practice to dip any corals before putting them into your tank.
     
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    Thanks. My friend has coral rx. I will dip all my zoa's.
     
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    Yip those are Sundail snails.

    I got plenty of them.
    But they have hermits in them. Really small yellow tip hermits.
     
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    Seriously? lol lets see them
     
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    Those are the least potent of the zoa predators. They move slow, they are easy to spot and remove by hand and cant reproduce without a partner. Just check your corals an hour after lights out to see if there are more
     
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    Thanks. I will check after dark.
     
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    I also found two in my zoas. It looks like they are coming in on the Vietnam corals and hiding in the coral skeletons they grow the zoas on
     
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    Sounds possible. I also bought some of the vietnam zoa's.
     
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    I collected them at Rocky bay around 1 July. Loads of small hermits all over the rocks. Found it funny to see some in sundail snail shells. So I collected them. But I did made double sure that they where hermits and not snails. The snails loose that sharp pointed opercollum once they die.
    Pictures, They too small for my camera.
     

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