Friend or Foe - snail ID

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  1. choss

    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I found this small orange snail in my tank this morning. He would have originated from some live rock that was acquired through gulf reef live rock. Thanks as always for your help!

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    It looks like some kind of turban snail.
     
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    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    So friendly?
     
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    Flip it over...does it have a cone shaped operculum...trap door...if so remove.
     
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    would that make it a sundail snail? For now I placed the snail in my 10 gallon Mantis shrimp tank. There are no zoas in there.
     
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    Yes it would...
     
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    If the little guy resurfaces in the mantis tank I will grab him for a flip over to make a final ID. I will post if the opportunity presents itself. Of course he may become Mantis bait although my Mantis has never touched the other snails in the tank.
     
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