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Old 01/04/2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Something's eating my zoanthids. Snail ID Request

These bugs are eating my zoanthids i think, what are they? also a pic of a snail i have no idea. i have taken it out of the tank for now.











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Old 01/04/2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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The first and second pics are Amphipods 3rd ??? 4th I see bristle worms Amiphods are some of the most common and important microcrustaceans in the marine aquarium they are efficent scavengers and a very nutritious prey. bristle are good scavengers too just don't touch bristles


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Old 01/04/2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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pic 1 and 2 look like pods.pic 3 hard to to tell and pic 3 not sure what but i think i see sundail snails which do like zoos. Heres an id site that may help.But i would think there closed cause the tanks only 1 month old.
Do you know your water readings?
Amount of LR and LS?
Powerheads used from amount to model and any other equipment?

http://www.melevsreef.com/id/


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Old 01/05/2008, 12:34 AM   #4
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oh, it's not 1 month anymore, it's like 6-7 months. that's from when i first joined rc =p


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Old 01/05/2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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i looked up melevs id and this looks horribly like a sundial. i thought they were baby turbo snails! i hope they arent sundials because i have a TON of these things




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Old 01/05/2008, 12:57 AM   #6
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Those definitely look like sundial snails. And I would bet that is your culprit.

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Old 01/05/2008, 01:51 AM   #7
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I can't guarantee that you don't have some sundial snails eating your zoanthids, but I can guarantee you that little snail in the pic isn't one. It's a Collonista/Homalopoma, and as you thought, it's in the Turban Snail family. It's an algae eater.

I can't tell very much about the critter in the pic with your finger or thumb. Does it have a shell?

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Old 01/05/2008, 06:31 AM   #8
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could also be the pods, heres a link about pods eating zoas
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...readid=1258557


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