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Kbreef
09/27/2009, 04:34 PM
Hi I purchased two Nassarius Snailat the local LFS. Put them in my tank.....they borrowed into the sand...and I have not seen them since.

Could it be that they are just so happy eating detrius in the sand bed that they do notneed to come out at all ?

At the LFS, when food was introduced they boiled out of the sand...when I feed myssis to my Sun coral...I do not see these snails any where...

I am worried they have gone and died some where....

johnatan2007
09/27/2009, 05:23 PM
Mine pop out when i feed, then at night time again. They are scavangers and most likely not bother going after myssis so thats why you dont see them. drop a pellet in and they will come running though

Western_reefer
09/27/2009, 07:04 PM
Mine pop out when i feed, then at night time again. They are scavangers and most likely not bother going after myssis so thats why you dont see them. drop a pellet in and they will come running though

Ditto.

Ritorix
09/28/2009, 02:24 PM
I've had a Super Tongan nassarius for a year now.

If I see it, I look for all my fish to figure out if something died. It rarely comes out otherwise. Sometimes goes weeks at a time without seeing it.

650-IS350
09/29/2009, 11:16 AM
My Super Tongan Nassarius come out at night or when I fed heavy.

Korrine
09/29/2009, 06:35 PM
Mine always come out whether I feed my frozen marine cuisine or pellet food. Have had them for several months now.

one4gatr
09/29/2009, 06:57 PM
Mine come out whenever I drop in a freeze dried shrimp. I actually roll them between my fingers to create a shrimp dust and sprinkle in so the kids can watch them come flying out of the sand... its kind of cool actually.

Frogmanx82
10/01/2009, 12:38 AM
I drop algae wafers in and the nassarius snails smell it and fight over it with a pile of red leg hermits. Pretty fun to watch. The emerald crab usually breaks up the party when he steals the wafer.

khaosinc
10/01/2009, 03:03 AM
I just added 100 to my tank and they swarm as soon as food hits the water..

PRDubois
10/01/2009, 03:19 AM
When feeding and at night. You need more then 2.

Go here and you can get 100 for $7.50! That is probally what you paid for your two at the LFS.

http://www.atlanticseafarms.net/servlet/the-81/100-Nassarius-Snails/Detail

RicksReefs
10/01/2009, 08:08 AM
those aren't nassarius, those are Illyanassa obsoleta.

Sugar Magnolia
10/01/2009, 08:53 AM
those aren't nassarius, those are Illyanassa obsoleta.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-11/mg/index.php