Vermetid snails in saltwater tank

Vermetid snail is a common hitchhike in saltwater tank. it is not actually a snail. It can not move around like a sail, the base of the vermetid snails has snail like shape. In most of the case it is harmless, it may irritating nearby corals with it’s mucus string. IF there are too many vermetid snails, there mucus can tangle together like spider webs. They use the mucus string to get food from the water, and then pull the string back to their tube with the catched food .

vermetid snails
vermetid snails

Vermetid snails can be attached to the live rocks or the shell of the snails. People may want to get rid of them, because it can cut our fingers when we move the live rock. Only break the tube will not kill them, you need to destroy the base, too.

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