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Magem
02/12/2017, 04:55 AM
Is there any vermetid snails predator?

It is starting to be a pest...


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Fuquan
02/12/2017, 04:58 AM
I also want to know. Nothing seems to be able to eliminate them. Tried manual cutting them from its base and glue method. Didn't work


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biecacka
02/13/2017, 10:02 PM
no known predator that i have came across on this forum or another


corey

Magem
02/14/2017, 12:53 AM
no known predator that i have came across on this forum or another


corey



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tkeracer619
02/14/2017, 08:35 AM
From diving and snorkeling I bet some parrot fish do. Though... that probably wouldn't go well in a reef.

CrayolaViolence
02/14/2017, 02:22 PM
Melanurus wrasse will pick at them until they get chipped away. Coris (yellow) will as well. But both of these fish will eat feather dusters too. I've had really, and I do mean REALLY good luck with a Melanurus wrasse. Especially the females. They seem to be hard working fish. My male has been more of a diva. I keep 2 in my macro algae seahorse tank where I have to feed very heavy, and they do not bother the seahorses and they have eliminated about 90% of all pests. Everything from flat worms, to vermetid snails, to bristle worms, to other creepy crawlies. They do not touch aptasia though. They also do not bother my cleaner shrimp, clam, or blood read shrimp. I'm constantly bringing in new pests too whenever I get new macro algae, there is always, always, always something and the mels are quick to scout out the new acquisitions and eliminate the problem. They've also proven to be save with all kinds of coral.

gmlee
02/15/2017, 11:56 AM
Not my coris wrasse that I've noticed.

maxxII
02/15/2017, 12:54 PM
Allgedly, Bumble snails will.
Saw this information posted here on RC by someone else, was the first I'd ever heard of it.
I'll try to find the post...

rajilnaja
02/15/2017, 04:04 PM
Allgedly, Bumble snails will.
Saw this information posted here on RC by someone else, was the first I'd ever heard of it.
I'll try to find the post...

Every bumble bee snail I've added was too busy preying on other snails to do much of anything else.

maxxII
02/18/2017, 12:52 PM
Here is some anecdotal statements regarding bumble snails and also halichoeres wrasses:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1927977&highlight=vermetid+snail

The OP of that thread states several times that a yellow coris (Halichoeres chrysus) was responsible for killing all of the vermetid snails in his tank.

Tobies are mentioned in a couple of threads as well, like this one: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2350306&highlight=vermetid+snail

ashish
02/18/2017, 01:12 PM
Is there any vermetid snails predator?

It is starting to be a pest...


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My 120 gallon has been up for 10 years now...I got rid of the corals and turned it into a FOWLR as the the lighting and CA/MG demands where not being met (family business 300 Miles from my location). I actually went back there 4 week ago and had 100s vermetid snails growing in the overflow box (cutt my hand up good), LR and even the propeller pumps. I always thought these where beneficial but they turned into pest in my absence.. Moreover, the only way I can clean them of the LR is if you knock them over with something sharp. - they smell really bad. I am not really worried about them in FOWLR as they probably are beneficial but instead of looking for a predator - which will likely eat your corals because these snails are solid as a rock, look for something to cover their tubes such as glue or epoxy

Magem
02/18/2017, 01:42 PM
My 120 gallon has been up for 10 years now...I got rid of the corals and turned it into a FOWLR as the the lighting and CA/MG demands where not being met (family business 300 Miles from my location). I actually went back there 4 week ago and had 100s vermetid snails growing in the overflow box (cutt my hand up good), LR and even the propeller pumps. I always thought these where beneficial but they turned into pest in my absence.. Moreover, the only way I can clean them of the LR is if you knock them over with something sharp. - they smell really bad. I am not really worried about them in FOWLR as they probably are beneficial but instead of looking for a predator - which will likely eat your corals because these snails are solid as a rock, look for something to cover their tubes such as glue or epoxy


I covered two of them days ago but I think it has found I way to scape because now there is another too close... thanks for the advise


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honeycombz
02/22/2017, 12:58 PM
super glue is a great predator for these if you can get it on them!

I covered the ones i had in my tank up and havent seen any more since.