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Hello fellow reefers,

Sorry for the poor picture quality but can I get an ID on this snail I’ve just seen in my tank for the first time, the shell is less than 10mm long.

Thanks in advance

Dom

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Thank you for the replies and sorry for my late reply back (been away and had no internet access). I’ve seen it on a couple of occasions since and I’ve been able to have a good look at it, on looking at the snout there is a specific pattern (like a tattoo) on the flesh so I’m pretty certain it is a whelk. Therefore, should I keep it or remove it?

Thanks again

Dom
 

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If you didnt add it. And its climbing on the rocks i would bet its a whelk.

Agree completely! I'd also add I rarely see my nassarius on the rocks, usually only on the sand. I would be concerned that's a whelk (predatory snail)
 

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