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aquamann183
04/15/2017, 03:47 PM
So I found all of these snails near Ponce inlet near Daytona Beach when I was out on the boat today.
I think they're nassarus snails, is that true?

Are they safe? What steps do I need to make sure they're fine to put in my aquarium?

Thanks!

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CuttleGuy
04/15/2017, 04:00 PM
Yah they are good sand sifting detrius eaters

AlSimmons
04/15/2017, 04:03 PM
If you haven't already you might want to post these pictures in the Other Invertebrates Forum. Pagojoe should be able to positively ID those for you.

aquamann183
04/15/2017, 04:11 PM
If you haven't already you might want to post these pictures in the Other Invertebrates Forum. Pagojoe should be able to positively ID those for you.
I believe that is subforum it is currently in, not sure. Haha.

Just wondering if I need to treat them with anything or do anything before putting them in the aquarium..qt...etc

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AlSimmons
04/15/2017, 04:18 PM
Woops... :D

I don't think you need to QT or anything, but I'd definitely wait for a positive ID before you do much of anything really. It would suck to pour a bunch of Whelks or Ilyanassa obsoleta snails into your tank only to have to fish them out later.

CuttleGuy
04/15/2017, 04:21 PM
Nope if you want to acclimate them in a bag you can but just place them evenly along your sand bed then they'll get to work.

aquamann183
04/15/2017, 05:42 PM
Okay, sounds good!
Now we'll just see what someone ID's them as.

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SantaMonica
04/15/2017, 07:32 PM
Must be a pretty big amount of sand that's going to house all of those.

aquamann183
04/15/2017, 07:34 PM
Must be a pretty big amount of sand that's going to house all of those.
Not a whollle lot, maybe local reefers will want to buy some cheaper than the shops, lol.


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aquamann183
04/15/2017, 07:36 PM
Can anyone give a positive ID?

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pagojoe
04/16/2017, 12:10 AM
I can't tell for sure from the pic. Do they look like this?

http://z14.invisionfree.com/Conchologist_Forum/ar/t2240.htm

CuttleGuy
04/16/2017, 08:38 AM
They are definately nassarius but don't waste your time trying to figure out what type, there are over 800 lol, they do the same thing.

aquamann183
04/16/2017, 08:48 AM
They are definately nassarius but don't waste your time trying to figure out what type, there are over 800 lol, they do the same thing.
Okay, just making sure that's what it is and not something bad, lol.

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aquamann183
04/16/2017, 08:48 AM
Here is a better picture.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170416/144ae2e091c44f660766077b7b2b4c7f.jpg

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aquamann183
04/17/2017, 06:20 PM
Does anyone know what I can feed a snail only tank to keep them alive? I just have them in a 10 gallon aquarium with a few inches of water.

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SantaMonica
04/17/2017, 08:16 PM
I'm sure any small bits of food will be fine, especially after they start to dissolve.

FishNDip
04/17/2017, 08:29 PM
Sounds like your already doing it, but I have to say make sure you QT them for ich. Don't want to bring those into your tank. Besides who knows what your bringing into your tank without a QT to study them. Don't make the mistakes I did. :(

aquamann183
04/17/2017, 08:35 PM
Sounds like your already doing it, but I have to say make sure you QT them for ich. Don't want to bring those into your tank. Besides who knows what your bringing into your tank without a QT to study them. Don't make the mistakes I did. :(
I agree with you completely, but..How do you know if they have diseases during qt? With fish at least you can watch behavior and see spots and what not. What about something like a snail where most of it is inside a shell?

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SantaMonica
04/17/2017, 09:56 PM
Most parasites have a cycle. So by watching them for a month, they cycle (usually) is completed.

Snails don't get ich, however.

aquamann183
04/17/2017, 10:01 PM
Most parasites have a cycle. So by watching them for a month, they cycle (usually) is completed.

Snails don't get ich, however.
They still can get other diseases though I'm sure?

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sam.basye
04/17/2017, 10:50 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/1896ab753077ebdf292631925cf0830c.jpg

The big ones at the bottom are snail killers. The crown conch (actually a whelk) will kill and eat the good snails.

aquamann183
04/17/2017, 11:01 PM
The big ones at the bottom are snail killers. The crown conch (actually a whelk) will kill and eat the good snails.
Okay, so don't use the big ones, thank you!

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Ron Reefman
04/18/2017, 06:03 AM
aquamann183, I live in SW Florida and snorkel the Keys a lot. I often bring home snails, crabs and other inverts and I quite doing quarantine on them many years ago. One day last year I added 20 small to very small porcelain crabs to my tank that collected from sponges washed up on the beach along Sanibel Island... no issues.

aquamann183
04/18/2017, 06:32 AM
aquamann183, I live in SW Florida and snorkel the Keys a lot. I often bring home snails, crabs and other inverts and I quite doing quarantine on them many years ago. One day last year I added 20 small to very small porcelain crabs to my tank that collected from sponges washed up on the beach along Sanibel Island... no issues.
Awesome, thanks!

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