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    Acropora Eating Snails En Masse

    Back in April we shared the tentatively identified snail Aesopus spiculus that has been plaguing Asian SPS keepers with its taste for Acropora corals. The snails, from the Columbellidae shell family, feed on Acropora corals and have an affinity for soft skinned species, or what or hobby commonly labels deepwater. Our friend Hideki Mukai encountered […]

    aesopus-spiculus

    Back in April we shared the tentatively identified snail Aesopus spiculus that has been plaguing Asian SPS keepers with its taste for Acropora corals. The snails, from the Columbellidae shell family, feed on Acropora corals and have an affinity for soft skinned species, or what or hobby commonly labels deepwater. Our friend Hideki Mukai encountered a handful more of these pests–the most I’ve ever seen in one spot.

    coral eating snails

    Acropora eating snail

    Just another heads up to inspect all incoming corals and invest in dip treatments. We recommend TLF’s Revive.

    2 Comments

    1. August 13, 2009 at 7:37 AM | Permalink

      Sounds like a call to get a Valentini puffer a try. Or a Clown Trigger. Or a Dragon Wrasse. Or a Bird Wrasse. I can keep going 🙂

      I rather have that problem, then AEFW or Red Bugs.

    2. raymond
      August 13, 2009 at 6:46 PM | Permalink

      same here at least they are more visible.

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