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Astrea snail with Coraline???

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Justanotherfishguy

Hey so I have this astrea turbo snail that has like purple or pink at the top I didn’t know if that was there natural shell color or if that is coraline.  And if it is how would I go about spreading that to the tank or should I just leave it alone ?? Thanks in advance 

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Justanotherfishguy

And it has a bump on the shell that has this little white hair thing that poke in and out. Don’t know if y’all know wht it is 

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GetPsyched2124

looks like coralline to me. the little bump, possibly a vermetid snail. i'd take the astrea out, and carefully break off just that "bump" on the astreas shell. or just put a drop of gel superglue over the little hole on the bump that the "hair" is coming out of. i currently have a vermetid outbreak in my tank that i'm trying to control which i have a turbo and margarita snail that both have vermetids growing on their shells.

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j.falk

Neednose pliers make quick work of vermetid snails.

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sadie

Yes, it looks like coraline.  I have been told if you scrape the coraline in your tank, it will seed it.  It might be better to scrape it off the rocks.

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j.falk

The bump on the back could also be a baby barnacle.  I've had several snails with barnacles on them.

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Thrassian Atoll

Coraline algae.  Your snail will spread it by himself.  The shell will rub against the rocks and what not over time.

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