Name! That! Snail!

Discussion in 'Need Help?' started by brett, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:54 PM.

  1. brett

    brett Aptasia

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    Found this little guy and 7 other in my sump. What kind is this?[​IMG]

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  2. GPReefer

    GPReefer Let the Fin Begin! Administrator LARC Supporter POTM Winner

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    Hard to tell from the pic, but may be a Stomatella.

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  3. brett

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    Good or bad?

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  4. The GOB

    The GOB Harlequin Tusk

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    Looks more like a Collonista sp
     
  5. BluewaterLa

    BluewaterLa LARC Boil Master Administrator LARC Supporter

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    Hard to tell, is there something you can place next to it to show a size reference ?
    I would keep them and just monitor when you start to add corals.
    If they are sticking to the glass and rock where you can visually confirm they are grazing upon the algae then take a picture up close if you can at the mouth.

    What additions have you added to the tank like any real live rock ? Any corals ?
     
  6. brett

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    That was a picture of it on the barb of my pump. I found them in my sump with my chato. There about 7 of them.

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  7. clsanchez77

    clsanchez77 Reefkeeping Extremist Global Moderator

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    http://www.melevsreef.com/node/408

    Based on the first photo, I'm a side with the The GOB on this one. See the link I provided above for a good comparative reference.
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  8. brett

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    I agree buy is it good or bad?

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  9. The GOB

    The GOB Harlequin Tusk

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    Harmless herbivores. They can gum up pump intakes though.
     
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    clsanchez77 Reefkeeping Extremist Global Moderator

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    Good guy - he's a keeper!
     
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  11. BluewaterLa

    BluewaterLa LARC Boil Master Administrator LARC Supporter

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    I agree that it is not bad or harmful to the reef, beneficial on a small scale.
    They will and do get into power heads and pumps so they can clog them or stop them from turning.
    They also can get stuck in over flow weirs and cause restrictions there and in pipes if small enough pipe is used

    Many fish like to eat them due to their smaller size and thinner shell, though most reef fish will not bother them at all.
    They can reproduce rapidly and the numerous amounts of them can become a problem for the above mentioned items.
     
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