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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Would need an ID for a big snail.

    I bought some live rocks at the local store and found 2 of these snails on some pieces of live rock.

    Has i am not sure if they are reef friendly, I put them in my sump for now.

    Can someone ID them for me please, I looked on the internet but cant find 'big spiky snail that looks like a conch'


  2. #2
    Senior Member hippo!'s Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    looks like a small conch shell?

  3. #3
    Senior Member frederick's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Yes it looks like a conch snail...
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Try and get a clear photo of the snail's opening and post to Dr Ron on RC. He needs clear shots from many angles, but is great at id's. I had a "conch" that turned out to be a whelk with a taste for nassarius snails.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    I dont think it's a conch because it doesnt have the eyes sticking out and the 'trunk' like my smaller ones. It also seems to favor being on the glass more than on the bottom.

    Thanks for the replies

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Spiny Astraea maybe?
    P.S. I'm french so I never make any typos......they are actual mistakes :sorry:
    I'm not in a rush.....but I am on a budget! :bigcry:

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Take another pic of it flipped over, that should help.

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