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  1. Crustaceans
    My turbo snails sometimes have odd things growing on their shells. This one is adorned with spirorbid worms, vermatid snails, coralline algae, regular algae, mini feather dusters and a baby RBTA. Thought I'd show it to you guys. :) Anyone else got photos of snails carrying unusual stuff?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I've had 6-7 turbo snails in my tank for about a year, and realized that about 7-8 months ago I had a handful of collonistas hitch-hike their way into my tank. A Framingham after that I started seeing baby snails all over the place. Long story short... I've got EASILY AT LEAST 100 snails...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I was recently at Petco and bought what I thought was a Turbo snail but when I brought it home he looks nearly identical to my Astrea snails just maybe a bit bigger. This wouldn't be the first time they gave me the wrong snails, last time they sold me two Trochus snails instead of two Turbos...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So my new turbo snail (wanted a friend for Gary, so we bought Shelly), has a small clam like shell (single shell like half a clam) growing on it. kinda neat and I can see that it opens slightly to pass water in and out. Cant see a foot or any siphon or filter mechanism... just a hairthin gap...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I got home a little while ago and found one of my Turbos basically sitting on my Leather, so I grabbed him to move him and found a TON of crap under him, and him all pulled up in the shell only showing a weird swirly thing with a hole in the middle... I'm new, is this snail poop and snail anus...
  6. Crustaceans
    Hi, I have just been generally reading through forums today... and came across some information which have made me think... I might have a hitchhiker mantis shrimp! I know that they are a rare hitchhiker to have, and I really hope I haven't got one... I have constantly had a problem with red...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a turbo snail that keeps trying to burrow into the live sand against the wall of the aquarium but so far, has come back out and crawled up the wall. He just started doing it today. He has been in the tank for about 3 weeks and never shown this behavior. Has anyone experienced this...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    anyone notice that mexican turbos seem to crap more than they benefit your tank? or am i alone on this?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys i just came back from the grocery store and their was a couple their buys crabs for their fish tank so i asked the couple if that was ok to do that and if their is alot of die off he said no that he has been buying his snails from the grocery store for years he said it beats paying 2-4$...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I was looking in my tank this evening after lights out and noticed this weird looking snail. I took the best photo I could manage. It appears to have used to be a turbo snail.... but it now has a slimy coat covering its shell and has black antennae. I was just wondering if this is some sort...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I bought about 12 like 4 mos ago? off fostersmith so 3 mos of good living 1 mos of dying off maybe somthing like that. when i got the snails i had massive diatoms taking over my world and tons of green hair algae and ton of nitrates I had an ich outbreak so i went fishless - jan 15 will be...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I've had the weirdest thing happen. I lost 2 astreas in 2 days then this morning I had a dead Florida cerith and a nassarius. Water parameters are fine. I can't figure this out at all
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, quick question of the day is.....how many snails should one of in a 55G tank (48x18x12.5), about 70lbs of LR give or take
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had the turbo snail for few months. Until yestertday he has always been very busy and all over the tank. Yesterday he was on his side in the sand with his trap door open. Thinking he fell and was stuck (unstuck in this case) I turned him over. A few hours later he was on his side...
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  16. Astrea Snails

    These guys really helped get rid of a severe brown algae bloom.
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