Thanks folks. 9. they are collonista. Has antennae, and reacts to light like clam does. I did end up breaking a few open to see what was inside. WTH is this on my clam? Mon, 19th Oct 2009, 01:33 PM #2. devonian. I also wonder if buying live rock from someone I don’t know was a bad idea, maybe he had problems with it and that’s why he ended up selling it. Are they small or full grown? I guess it could explain why my little zoas aren’t growing. I tried coral snow for 2 weeks every night and it not only did not reduce the population but my snails had explosive growth during this period. Nonetheless, below I briefly present some of the typical methods used and try to explain why they are doomed to fail. - confirmed Vermetid Snails, now what? People may want to get rid of them, because it can cut our fingers when we move the live rock. JavaScript is disabled. Link to post. They are far too small and numerous to remove or kill one by one. copperbands and sixlines do not eat them. Tags aquarium pest coral pest parasite pest vermetid vermetid snail. Or is my only option glue? Below is a picture of the etched shell rinsed clean. We’ve also wondered about the potential to ‘train’ small Canthigaster sharpnose puffers to eat vermetid snails, but you also have to be mindful about what else they might prey upon like other molluscs and crustaceans. I don't believe snapping them off kills them at all. Nonetheless, below I briefly present some of the typical methods used and try to explain why they are doomed to fail. If you want to keep other creatures from drinking the beer, simply cut two or three openings about one inch wide in the side of the container, all at the same height. Do you need to tranq it and then kill the slimey ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥? My overall reef health was lacking greatly and the only thing I could do was blame it on them. The rock literally made me nauseous just being around it, and I’m not one to complain about cleaning up gross stuff. 2. To keep those creepy crawlers from devastating your garden, try any of these 5 easy solutions. At some point in the past I've got it and can't get rid of it. It then plants itself to a rock and builds a calcified tube where it spends the rest of its time. I am pretty sure that when you break it off and the stem lands on another rock, the snail plants itself and grows back. 2. Old thread... but I'm not sure that we're supposed to be looking at here. I haven’t been able to keep snails for a while now and I think it’s due to the vermetids in my tank. I have them and nothing hs been harmed. I probably have at least a hundred of em through out the tank. Nobody took a shower for days. They will build a large population and annoy your expensive corals you’ve worked so hard to keep happy. In high numbers, they're a nightmare, wreaking havoc in the garden. The shells are anchored in the rockwork and the snail secretes a slime net to capture particulates in the water. What about this melting coral indicates V snails are to blame? ATO- What's Your Weekly Gallon Consumption? I am going to get some bumblebee snails. It grows on the corals, irritates zoas and softies and looks gross. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The most common trap for snails is the beer pan. I have an arrow crab and a blue headed wrasse that could help, but don't care to eat them. Next time you enjoy a fun evening of grilling out with friends and eating shish-ka-bobs, try to save these skewers. I've been following the development of vermetid snails for almost couple years and getting to the point of restarting the tank instead of trying to kill it. I know they typically arent that bad in small numbers, but I despise the look of the little buggers. Lobo's also get very irritated by these and Micromussa lordhowensis. Yes, this will slow them down but what will happen is they will die in the tube and become a huge source of nutrients. I've had them in my tank since day one. This time they’re doing fine. Jake Adams has been … Location: Pittsburgh. They can come from live rock, frags, and I’m sure sand depending on where it came from. The tubs starting phosphate concentration was 0.50 ppm as well as off the chart nitrates. Though you are allowed to let wood ash come into contact with plants, especially to kill snails and slugs, try not to sprinkle too much ash on the plants. Kill and Dispose of the Mollusks Manually.