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EagleC EagleC
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What Marine Snail ? #1
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Excuse the shoddy photo but I only had my phone with me. I popped into the lfs at lunch time knowing that he'd just visited tmc yesterday and I was after some cerith snails. He'd sent the ceriths to the other store and kept these which where labelled "Bumble Bee". When he looked them up though they didn't appear to look like the bumble bee snails in the book. Bumble bee snails in the book where labeled as preditory, eating other snails and all sorts of reef critters and worms and generally reef unsafe.

Question is - what is this?
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Re: What Marine Snail ? #2
hi eagle

try this link

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?pCatId=565

im sure that is a bumble bee snail, just with differnt shell colour variation.


HTH

Phil
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Re: What Marine Snail ? #3
okay, so they are bumble bees I guess. Now that link and all others trying to sell the snail says how reef safe and beneficial they are... but the lfs' reference book and this site: http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/snai ... cie/p/prbumblebeesnai.htm
suggest they're probably not so good in a reef.

I think I'll avoid them and get some ceriths instead.
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Re: What Marine Snail ? #4
i think there just writning for safety, mainly due to the fact that if there not enough food critters will go find theyre own source of food, just like crabs really as long as theyre is food theyll be fine.

Phil
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