View Full Version : ID please

12-05-2007, 06:57 PM
I have recently noticed hundreds of these tiny snails around my tank. I used to have three snails... and as far as i know are all dead... lol but anyway if anyone can identify these for me it would be most helpful!

lReef lKeeper
12-05-2007, 07:31 PM
they look like turbo snails to me, but i am no expert.

12-05-2007, 07:31 PM
I can't ID them for you, but anything that reproduces like that probably isn't good.

lReef lKeeper
12-05-2007, 07:46 PM
does it look like this ?? you pic is a little blurry ...


SnailIDFAQ7 (http://www.wetwebmedia.com/snailidfaq7.htm)

about 3/4 of the way down the page.

12-05-2007, 11:49 PM
yea thats what they look like... should i try to get rid of them???

12-06-2007, 10:33 AM
They look like Nerites. Nerites lay eggs all over my tanks. I never see them hatch but they must since my Nerite population is stable.

12-07-2007, 12:55 AM
looks kinda like a pacific turbo i have in my nano

12-08-2007, 09:14 AM
It looks like a colonista to me. They are frequent hitchikers on LR and are good grazers. Take a look here Project DIBS Forums - DIBSSpeciesPrices (http://www.projectdibs.com/forums/misc.php?do=page&template=DIBSSpeciesPrices) and see if it matches. If not, can you pull one out of the water and get a shot of it top, side and most importantly bottom so you can clearly see the operculum (trap door)?

fat walrus
12-09-2007, 12:32 AM
Look like Nerites to me. Leave em be.

12-09-2007, 01:39 AM
wow. thanks for all the input, they do look a lot like most everyone's suggestions... and im pretty sure they are all good things to have in the tank, or at least not a bad thing... therefore, i will just leave them be. hhaha