Vermatid Snails

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  1. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Hi Folks,

    Been doing lots of reserach on the "buggers" as my tank seems to be infested with them :(

    Do most tanks have these critters & what can we do about it - if anything?

    Longterm is the tank doomed - will they just continue to multiply & irritate all corals etc?

    Thanks in advance
    Michael B
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Here is a quote I found from Anthony Calfo

    An excerpt from another article.

    http://www.reefs.org/library/aquarium_net/0897/0897_8.html

    I don't see a need to find a predator for these creatures, they are beneficial in my opinion, clearing up detritus in the tank.
     
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    Damn u beat me the calfo reply I was going to use
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  5. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for that viper357 & dallasg - really appreciate the info & made my day
     
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    As mentioned, they are pretty harmless. I consider them a beneficial addition to my tank.
     
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    i have them in my tl 450 and they are an irritation of note. i am also in the bad habit of throwing frozen brine shrimp into the tank so this is probably the reason for the ones in my tank
     
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    Thanks for the feedback folks - really appreciate it
     
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