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herefishiefishie
02/07/2001, 08:46 AM
Every week I will be posting a new mollusk for discussion. Please post everything you know about this week's mollusk, to include pics, care and feeding habits, optimal environment, common names, and anything else you can think of.

This week we will cover the snails of the genus Stomatella. These snails are common and useful hitchhikers on live rock in reef aquaria. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. generally, they appear as a snail with a small, almost flat shell that does not completely cover the snail's comparatively large foot.

Many have reported that these snails reproduce readily in aquaria.

Please post any information you have on Stomatella snails.

herefishiefishie
02/07/2001, 01:01 PM
Hmmm, no one seems very excited by Stomatellas. Okay, here are some threads that have mentioned them:

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=12431

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=8481

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=4439

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=4439 (this one has a pic)

herefishiefishie
02/07/2001, 01:09 PM
http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=2736 (pic)

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=2736 (pics)

http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=962

:D

0dan0
02/07/2001, 05:36 PM
They are cool, I have a few in my tank.

-Dan

Sea Dragon
02/07/2001, 06:13 PM
I had one and got another one recently on some live rock. Guess I'll know soon if the name "sea bunny" is appropriate. :D

Fredfish
02/08/2001, 08:49 AM
Great cleanup crew! I used to have a very large herd of Stomatella varia in my tank. Since adding some "pepermint" snails (Family Liotiidae, or genus Macarene) the Stomatella population has dropped a lot.

Likw most snails, they are not overly exciting to watch.

Fred.

herefishiefishie
03/01/2001, 11:04 AM
Last call for information before this thread gets moved to the archive! If you have some info to share about Stomatella snails, this is the time to do it. :D