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    Snails

    I have a few different kinds of snails in my tank, astrea's,nassarius,margarita and very tiny white guys that came in the begining on my live rock. I don't know what the are but they do what seems very little but breed like rabbits! Can anyone suggest a good snail that will breed in your tank and is constructive, please tell me what your snail picks and what they are good for,sand, detrius, rock or glass? Is there any that the hermits won't kill ?
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    Astrea Snails . Turf Algae/Glass
    Bumble Bee Snails Detritus
    Cerith Snails Diatom/Detritus
    Margarita Snails . Turf Algae/Rock
    Nassarius Snails . Detritus/Sand Bed
    Turbo Snails . Turf Algae

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    What kinds do you have and do any of them breed?
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    Stomella snails will breed in your aquarium. I also had little tiny snails that looked like a grain of rice. They are a preditory snail that feeds on clams. They bred like crazy in my 10 gallon tank and I did not have any clams in there.


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    Leafster,
    What do those little white ones look like, grains of rice?
    If so, they are called Pyramellid snails, are very bad and need to be removed. They feed on clams and other snails!!! Do a search on these for a pic of them to confirm if it's what you have.

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    These happen to be round spherical 5 mil white snails with thin brown stripes emitting for the center to the outside and only come out at night.
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    Hmmm.. It sounds like another type that I seem to remember not being good. I'll try to find the pic this evening and we'll see. If I remember correctly, they are called "sundial" snails or somnething like that.

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    I agree with Cableguy sounds like Stomella snails.
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    Stomatella look like a snail without a shell, although they DO have a shell. Stomatella's also have the funny ability to drop their tail end like some lizards do when chased or caught by the tail. I have accidently done it a few times with the cleaning magnet while they were on the glass. They will drop the tail, and scurry away while tha tail contiunes to wiggle for another minute ot two. Leafster said the snails he's talking about are round/spherical.

    Here is a pic of the Sundial snails. These guys eat Zooanthids ( button polyps).

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...3/Heliacus.htm

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    i have snails that look like little pyramids..

    i remember i got them from johnnys 90gal lol..

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