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Pyramid Snails

Its just what i needed, an infestation of these things :angry: My green slimer coral was getting aswome growth but during the past month it started bleaching from the bottom up so i broke off the remaining top piece checked it and put it in a seperate tank for it to hopefully recover, I assume it was due to the snails. Ive had a crocea clam for 2 years, its still kicking, and i havent seen any pyramid snails near or on it same with my turbo/astrea snails. Can anyone give me any info on these snails like what they feed off of and most importantly how to get rid of them please dont say "manual removal" since thats what ive been doing and its not working

Need some more details. My research of pyramid snails is they primarily feed on clams. If their is a clam in your tank, they don't care about anything else. After clams comes other snails, or anything meaty. SPS, LPS, Zoas, heck any coral would not be a target at anytime as far as I know.

http://www.melevsreef.com/aefw.html what about this if your SPS are getting beat up? Have you seen any type of snail or slug on your corals?

[quote="REEFMAN101" post=18496]Its just what i needed, an infestation of these things :angry: My green slimer coral was getting aswome growth but during the past month it started bleaching from the bottom up so i broke off the remaining top piece checked it and put it in a seperate tank for it to hopefully recover, I assume it was due to the snails. Ive had a crocea clam for 2 years, its still kicking, and i havent seen any pyramid snails near or on it same with my turbo/astrea snails. Can anyone give me any info on these snails like what they feed off of and most importantly how to get rid of them please dont say "manual removal" since thats what ive been doing and its not working[/quote]

Mystery wrasses eat them. And they are always hunting. Mines one of my favorite fish, but doesnt play well with other wrasses. Good luck!

[quote="TigrTraps" post=18497]Need some more details. My research of pyramid snails is they primarily feed on clams. If their is a clam in your tank, they don't care about anything else. After clams comes other snails, or anything meaty. SPS, LPS, Zoas, heck any coral would not be a target at anytime as far as I know.

http://www.melevsreef.com/aefw.html what about this if your SPS are getting beat up? Have you seen any type of snail or slug on your corals?[/quote]
nope no other snails or slugs on coral everything else is fine it was just the slimer. Could be the flat worms but i dont have any lugols solution to tell,just from eye i dont see anything. I cant get a wrasse since ive already got shrimp and a mandarin fish.

I just picked up some Bayer Insect Killer at walmart to do a dip on an SPS that I believe may be infected. You can always try dipping and see what jumps ship.

[quote="TigrTraps" post=18503]I just picked up some Bayer Insect Killer at walmart to do a dip on an SPS that I believe may be infected. You can always try dipping and see what jumps ship.[/quote]
if that stuff gets in the tank would it harm inverts or is the coral rinsed after the dip

Def wanna rinse after useing it and any dip at that . The bayer works great though corals always open right up and don't seem as stressed they don't secrete nearly as much slime like with other dips

This dip treatment will be new to me. I'll try to find the link I'm using as my instructions. I think it has me rinse twice before the corals go back in. I've only read good things about the method though.

Get a wrasse or some thing else that will eat them

 
 
 
 
 
 
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