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Hello MR,

Finally was able to catch this weird looking snail? And take a closer pic. What do you guys think it is? And is it a pest? I just found him today up on the upper rocks spitting fumes or some type of fluid out of his mouth into my tank... Very odd creature!

Thanks for you help!

Mayo


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looks like a stomatella snail to me, they are common in live rock. They sand up and blow smoke when they are reproducing. I still have a lot of them in my fuge!
 

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Thanks muttley!

I think you are correct. Looks exactly like the ones on the web. I'm not super thrilled with the looks of it, but sounds like it is a decent algae eater. Still contemplating whether to place him back or not! Poor guy was snatched out while trying to mate lol

Thanks again for your help!

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Yeah that's what it is, mine came in as a hitch hiker and chowed on algae when I had it, now its gone but he grazes the rocks. I only see him late at night our early in the morning before lights on. He's an added bonus so no need to worry
 
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