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I Hate Vermetid Snails (1 Viewer)

How do you deal with Vermetid Snails?

  • I don't do anything. Surely they will live in harmony with my corals?

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • I use toolz to get rid of them - smash'em, crack'em make them feel pain! Well rocky tell us a story

    Votes: 9 69.2%
  • I use chemikalz to get rid of them - C'mon Dr. Nefario tell us about it!

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • I'm organic - I use natrual means to rid them from my tank. C'mon granola tell us all about it!

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Other - hmmmm

    Votes: 2 15.4%

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steveb

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You know these things! :furious3:

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Found a few on my rocks today. I HATE them! My tank is 30" deep, the canopy doesn't allow a lot of room for me to swim in the tank. Gonna be a real PITA to try and deal with them. Sure not going to ignore them. Tried that, they had a party.. bred like cockroaches in another tank.

I do inspect but I guess I missed them on a frag, the snails or maybe came in the macro algae.
 
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Bumblebee? Really.....I have them in my nem tank and I swear they jumped to the other QT tank that was right next to it. Nothing gets exchanged between the two. Now I have them in there. I hate them too.
 

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I never had a problem with them, just saw them a helpful filter feeders.

Then I got the variety that grows a very thick tube and releases a mucus net like something from a horror movie. Those ones get the super glue treatment.
 

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Bumblebee? Really.....I have them in my nem tank and I swear they jumped to the other QT tank that was right next to it. Nothing gets exchanged between the two. Now I have them in there. I hate them too.

Yep, they are very beneficial and reef safe. A great addition to any tank.
 

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I have tried breaking them off, but usually that only gets part of the tube and the snail lives. I have successfully used F-Aiptasia on one of the slightly bigger ones.

On the other hand, I had one that was around 4" long and .5" diameter, and I kept it as a pet for several years. The mucus net on that sucker made the tank look like it was decorated for Halloween.
 

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I used to ignore these at first since they never seemed to cause any issues, then after having my hand sliced open by one and subsequent infection I went into a genocidal rampage and declared death to the species (as least in my tanks). I'd snap every one I could find with in an effort to exterminate them all with extreme prejudice. Bumblebee snails have also been deployed en-masse on several occasions to lay waste to the any I couldn't effectively reach on my own.
 
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For those using super glue... how are you gluing them underwater and not ruining the tube of glue?
 

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For those using super glue... how are you gluing them underwater and not ruining the tube of glue?
I use a popsicle stick or something else rigid that I don't care about. Squirt some on the stick and smear it on whatever underwater. It can be messy but the glue usually stay soft long enough to stick to whatever you are aiming for. Found it works best with loctite super gel, stays soft long enough and still cures well. The insta cure varieties like BSI IC-Gel, harden a little faster than I like using this method. If I need it to look "clean" I make balls of epoxy, put a drop of super glue on it, shove it into the hole. Looks better but more time consuming and more materials.
 

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For those using super glue... how are you gluing them underwater and not ruining the tube of glue?

Heavy duty nitrile gloves. Get the fingers of the glove wet and dab a little ball of glue on one finger. As soon as the superglue hits the water it will skin over and you can then easily apply it to the area you want. I use this method for gluing a new frag down as I can easily mash the glue to the rock and get it to stick much better and over a larger area creating a clean layer for the glue on the frag plug to stick to. This works much better than going straight to the rock with the frag and only having glue on the plug.
 

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Here's a bit of a sticky wicket. This Hawkins echinata is growing over a vermetid's shell. If I try to break the snail off, I will be breaking coral as well. If I try F-Aiptasia, one little slip/spill will cause significant coral damage. So far I have just left it alone, but I may have to try the super glue on the finger method described above. So far the snail doesn't seem to be doing the coral any harm.

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I just dropped 10 bumble bee snails pretty much right on top of two smaller vermetid snails. Fingers crossed.
 

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