Go Back   The Reef Tank > Reef Discussion Forums > General Reef Discussion
Register

Old 07-28-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
Nabby
squid
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6

Cone Snail


Does anyone know where i can purchase a Conus Textile? I am aware they are very dangerous. I've been looking for a while!
Nabby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
tcamos
Reef, Crustacean, Puffers
 
tcamos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,275
Reviews: 224
There are import/export laws that forbid general sell of this snail due to its lethal potential.

An exceptional use permit is required for research facilities and large public aquariums to own them.

It would be up to the country of import/export if they would grant this to an individual or not. It's similar to the laws surrounding the keeping of venomous snakes like cobras.
tcamos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
Geoff
Reefless Reefer
 
Geoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 30,649
Images: 259
Welcome to TRT!!



you might try looking up a collector in Hawaii and see if they are willing to get one and ship it to you. the other option is to get one yourself and ship it on your next trip to Hawaii.

they are a pretty dangerous critter, so finding someone willing to take the risk capturing it may be part of the reason why finding a supplier is so difficult.

G~
__________________
Think Tanker
Friends Don't Let Friends Use Refugiums! Reefkeeping Made Easy-What was not explained.
Reef Knowledge Impaired
"J" crowd member.
Mantled Monster :-: Current Creation
Geoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
Geoff
Reefless Reefer
 
Geoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 30,649
Images: 259
what he said.

G~
__________________
Think Tanker
Friends Don't Let Friends Use Refugiums! Reefkeeping Made Easy-What was not explained.
Reef Knowledge Impaired
"J" crowd member.
Mantled Monster :-: Current Creation
Geoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #5
Nabby
squid
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6
If i wanted to look for a collector in Hawaii, how would i find someone?
Nabby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
Jerad
Schroeder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Winona, MN
Posts: 1,149
Images: 3
Reviews: 2
Why do you want one? Besides their poisonous nature, I don't think they are anything too spectacular.
Jerad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
richkor
Novel Responder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 3,833
All you need to know about the cone snail is what Scott Mitchell says in his book "500 Marine Fishes". I'll paraphrase here, but it may even be the exact quote as I like it so much. "If you are stung by this snail, you will die." The snail spends most of its time under the sand and is an ambush predator. It eats small fish like gobies, blennies, chromis, damsels (one way to get rid of them), etc. It would make rearranging rock work, siphoning, cleaning, etc all very difficult...not sure why anyone would ever want one...the initial novelty would wear off pretty quick to me.
__________________
Just Stop!!!
richkor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #8
candy214
squid
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
I have 3 I just got last week out of the gulf in Ft Walton Beach, FL. I actually just got home from the pet store to buy the things I need for them, but I am having issues with that crappy live sand clouding the water and not settling.
candy214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
candy214
squid
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4


I have to have 5 posts prior to posting a pic

here is a pic of one, they all look the same really. they are about 2 1/2 in length wise.

Last edited by Fat Tony; 09-05-2011 at 06:03 PM..
candy214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #10
Tethered_Limbs
Shark
 
Tethered_Limbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Merrillville, IN
Posts: 1,759
Reviews: 2
that its permanent home?
__________________
75 Gal/ 55 Sump, Royal-Exclusiv Alpha 170, Radion Gen2, Mag 18, 2x MP 40w 2x Mp 10Wes
Controlled by a Jr. with WXM module.
Maintained with 1% daily w/c
Anemones Have Stinky Feet

Reefkeeping made easy- what was not explained.
Tethered_Limbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:20 PM   #11
tcamos
Reef, Crustacean, Puffers
 
tcamos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,275
Reviews: 224
They are quite attractive but I feel the same about keeping these as I would a cobra.
tcamos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:54 PM   #12
Kingsnake
Little Fishy
 
Kingsnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 186
Reviews: 5
Unless things have changed, I have seen Blue Rings in fish shops... Why would a snail be any different?

Laws regarding venomous snakes is different in each state and even to the county of a state. Here in Florida you must have a permit. States out west say no all together. Texas, you can buy the permit at Wall Mart like a fishing permit and places like South Carolina and Pennsylvania just don't care. I'm a venomous snake collector btw.

I am curious if each state is different when it comes to these snails, I'm curious if he can travel to another state and find them?
Kingsnake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 01:44 AM   #13
candy214
squid
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Oh no, lol. That's what I brought them back in. I have a 10 gal tank with live sand and nutri seawater cycling now. Actually after looking into it more, they are lettered olive snails. Pretatory but not venomous. They eat molluscs and sea life debris. I can give them shrimp, clams ect and they will be just fine :-)
candy214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 11:22 AM   #14
richkor
Novel Responder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 3,833
That would be cool...true cone snails I think you'd have to be slightly nuts to keep...then again, people keep things that can kill them all the time...snakes, spiders, exotic cats, wives....oh, sorry, was that out loud?
__________________
Just Stop!!!
richkor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cone snails


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cone snail asap id knighttime991 Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases 5 04-05-2011 07:44 PM
cone snail? Tynan Rasmus General Reef Discussion 14 05-15-2007 11:01 PM
Cone Snail? ScruffyRubicon General Reef Discussion 25 01-27-2007 04:41 PM
Cone Snail Article on Yahoo! freshroastedpeanut General Reef Discussion 1 11-01-2004 10:22 PM

Sitemap:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222
Sponsor Our Community

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 AM.


Powered by
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Our lawyer tells us that, by pressing the "New Thread" or "New Reply" button, you acknowledge that the opinions and information expressed in your article are yours alone and not those of thereeftank.com, dba The Reef Tank. Further, you agree to indemnify The Reef Tank, its moderators, administrators and agents from any and all liability which may arise as a result of your article. (C)opyright 2006 TheReefTank.com