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HELP Thousands of baby snails


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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default HELP Thousands of baby snails

    I've noticed the last two nights, that when my lights go out my rockwork is covered and I mean covered with tiny white snails. There are a few here and there on the glass. I've had a few of these in the for a while that would be on the glass in the morning, but lately they seem out of control. Should I be worried, is there anything that may control the population? or am I freaking out for nothing.


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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Are they copepods? Do you have any pics?
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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    They are definitely little white snails. They look like miniature turbos, about 2 to 5 mm in size. I'll try and get pics tonight, but my point and shoot sucks.


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    Are they colonista snails?? I have seen these grow to insane populations.

    Some fish will eat these snails, to help control the population. You can also collect them, and sell/trade them around the community. They are very easy to collect in the morning, before the lights go on.

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    I agree with Sir. I had those little snails in my 8g and they will do no harm. The are totally nocturnal. Great little cleaners so don't worry
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    I have a ton of these little snails too! I look at the pattern on the little white shell they have is not that of a "sundial" or anything I have seen on the ID sites that will harm your corals. hehehe It is funny you said to collect them I wonder how many I could get I am going with hundreds...

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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks. I won't worry too much about them then. I may have to harvest a bunch though. They cover most of my rock at night. Anybody want any little snails?


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