Vermetid Snail?

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Are these vermetid snails? I saw them growing and thought it's my blastos growing a new head lol. Saw some web on the top one. Can I break it off or will that spread them? Would rather not use glue if possible.

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could be is the shell hard or soft? Could also be a sponge

The first picture to the left looks like the snail.
I haven't felt it yet. The left is definitely hard, but it looks similar shape to my blastos tube so wasn't sure. The right one I see strings like coming since yesterday, wasn't sure if it's my blastos stingers or something like that.
 
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More pics.

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Try touching it and see if its soft or hard. Since you pointed out that you observed webs, if it is hard then yes it is a vermitid snail. If you are able to take the affected coral from the tank, make sure your remove the vermitid snail completely or it will regrow back.
 
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Okay I'll take the whole colony out later and feel/remove it and report back later. Should I get some bumblebee snail just as precaution? Don't see them anywhere else.
 
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Yeah confirmed they were vermetid snails. I chopped them off and superglue the spot. I see some white spirals underneath the colony, not sure if they are the same or not. Should I just leave it?
 

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Yeah confirmed they were vermetid snails. I chopped them off and superglue the spot. I see some white spirals underneath the colony, not sure if they are the same or not. Should I just leave it?
White spirals? Could be spirorbid worms. If they are, it shouldn’t be any issue. They are harmless filter feeders and in my opinion easy to scrape off.
 
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White spirals? Could be spirorbid worms. If they are, it shouldn’t be any issue. They are harmless filter feeders and in my opinion easy to scrape off.
Yeah, I think you're right. Easy to scrape off. I left them there. Thanks for the help! Would you recommend me getting some bumblebee snails just in case they spread?
 

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I personally have never had any experience with bumblebee snails as a form of vermitid snail control. So far vermitids in my tank aren’t much of a nuisance but if you are able to get some bumblebee snails, I’d say no harm trying.
 

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