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Old 01/26/2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Whatís this on snailís shell?

Iíve been keeping a close watch on my snails and found one with this thing on it. Can anyone help me identify what this brown thing is and if it is something to be concerned about? Thank you!!


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Old 01/26/2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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My snails have some brown tube worms on them. Kind of look like that but with a clear tube stretching out.


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Old 01/26/2018, 03:00 PM   #3
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My snails have some brown tube worms on them. Kind of look like that but with a clear tube stretching out.


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The round lighter brown one has a hole, but I havenít seen any worm. The small darker thing I can really tell much about.


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Old 01/28/2018, 05:34 AM   #4
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Looks like a vermeted snail living on the other snails back to me... I've got a few that ride on my snails backs as well

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Old 01/28/2018, 10:41 AM   #5
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It looks more like a sponge IMO, but a Vermetid snail is definitely a possibilty too though. How does it feel to the touch, hard or soft?


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Old 01/28/2018, 10:42 AM   #6
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It looks more like a sponge IMO, but a Vermetid snail is definitely a possibilty too though. How does it feel to the touch, hard or soft?


Very hard



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Old 01/28/2018, 11:59 AM   #7
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Does it have any coils or is it just one hard mass? Vermetid snails are pretty defined as far as their structure goes IME. The link below might help, although I'm still leaning towards a sponge.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rs/



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Old 01/28/2018, 07:51 PM   #8
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I was going to vote for sponge as well...I don't think it is anything to be worried about.

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Polycarpa aurata, or similar?


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