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Predatory Snail?


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    Default Predatory Snail?

    I found this guy munching on a stomatella. Normally, that wouldn't bother me so much except the stomatella was being eaten alive. I can't help but wonder if he'd go after something larger next. The snail is roughly 3/4", maybe slightly larger. I've been searching wetwebmedia for a while now with no luck. Any ideas?


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    Okay... I can be a real ditz sometimes. I forgot the pic! Here it is:


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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    If he's not reef safe send him my way and I'll put him in my FOWLR!!

    Only help I can offer he's preaty but I don't know what he is.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    can you get a better pic ..if you dont mind
    :: hummer :nemo

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    That is a predatory whelk. Everyone that you can find in your tank must be removed as soon as possible. It will kill snails, stomatella and even a beautiful clam if the opportunity arises.
    Marc

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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    wow ...thanks for the info again ....marc
    :: hummer :nemo

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    Thanks so much for your help Marc! Munching on the stomatellas didn't bother me too badly, but I noticed a couple of my Christmas Tree worms missing. I moved him to the QT tank, but he didn't make it.


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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    its probably best he didnt
    :: hummer :nemo

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