Friend or Foe - snail ID

Discussion in 'Hitchhiker & Critter ID' started by choss, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. choss

    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    727
    Location:
    Scarsdale New York
    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!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Lloyd Williams likes this.

  2. Aqua 59

    Aqua 59 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2018
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    86
    It looks like some kind of turban snail.
     
  3. choss

    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    727
    Location:
    Scarsdale New York
    So friendly?
     
  4. KJ

    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    13,264
    Likes Received:
    43,595
    Location:
    Tennessee
  5. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    23,967
    Location:
    new york
    Flip it over...does it have a cone shaped operculum...trap door...if so remove.
     
    DSC reef, Lovemyreef2015 and KJ like this.
  6. choss

    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    727
    Location:
    Scarsdale New York
    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.
     
    reef lover and Lovemyreef2015 like this.
  7. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    23,967
    Location:
    new york
    Yes it would...
     
  8. choss

    choss Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    727
    Location:
    Scarsdale New York
    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.
     
    reef lover likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page