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    Senior Member weeble's Avatar
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    snails help

    hi there im just wondering if anyone ever tried or if its possible to keep snails from the beach in our home aquaria? any doing this thought of or tried it what are the results..im going tommorrow and would get a few if there safe
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    I duno, but the ones on the beach around here chomp on alge like it's their last meal!! I think the higher temp may get em after awhile tho....but then again they stay in the low tidal pools where it gets quite warm and survive, but this is only for a few hours.
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    I think you would be taking a big risk considering they are only a bux or so each to buy for the LPS!!!

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    You can do that because in new brunswick the water is cold and your tank is a tropical tank.
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    some local snails eat other snail. drill into there shells and eat them..

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    yeah decided against it...
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    I tried keeping sea snails and they didn't last more than a week.There is just too much of a water temp differance to keep them alive.
    Jim

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