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rexster
09/04/2016, 03:31 AM
Bought this piece of zoa and noticed a tiny snail as hitchhiker, is it harmful? Been looking online but can't seem to find a snail species that match, thanks357640

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Reef Bass
09/04/2016, 08:46 AM
It does not resemble the usual Sundial pest snail.

vhuang168
09/04/2016, 09:37 AM
Astrea snail. Harmless


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kuzuri
09/04/2016, 11:35 AM
I don't think it's either of the snails mentioned above to tell you the truth. Do you have more than one or is that it? Did you buy it or did it hitchhike a ride in?

A. Grandis
09/04/2016, 01:15 PM
Bought this piece of zoa and noticed a tiny snail as hitchhiker, is it harmful? Been looking online but can't seem to find a snail species that match, thanks357640

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Doesn't look like an algae eater.
I would remove from the system.
Not worthy.

Grandis.

vhuang168
09/04/2016, 02:03 PM
It's an Astrea.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160904/b7d8bfd38e084d96bbdccdf656072ab7.jpg

https://www.google.com/search?q=astrea+snail&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS705US706&hl=en-US&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK68DGwPbOAhVJz2MKHSKCAgkQ_AUIBygB&biw=375&bih=591#imgrc=QlOdlkrVXfvJ6M%3A


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rexster
09/05/2016, 06:13 AM
The picture was enlarged, the individual polyp size is only 5-8mm in diameter. It doesn't look like Astrea Snail unless it is a baby one(?). I found it on the zoa again this morning and it seemed to cause the zoa to close due to irritation. I dumped it to the sump just to be safe.

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A. Grandis
09/05/2016, 09:03 PM
The picture was enlarged, the individual polyp size is only 5-8mm in diameter. It doesn't look like Astrea Snail unless it is a baby one(?). I found it on the zoa again this morning and it seemed to cause the zoa to close due to irritation. I dumped it to the sump just to be safe.

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:thumbsup:

650-IS350
09/06/2016, 10:34 AM
When in doubt........