a naked nass snail!

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    Creben aspiring reefer

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    help! my nass snail losed his shell! (i think?)
    what do i do? will he be ok?
     

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    "losed" haha grammar fail
     
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    That looks like a stomella snail, a good algae eater.
     
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    +1 Brian. It's more than likely a stomatella snail. I think if a nass fell out of the shell it would proably be dead.
     
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    well could that of been on my live rock for 2 weeks and just not come out?
     
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    Yep, from my experience the stomatella's are out more at night than any other time, but they do come out during the day.
     
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    My tank was running for almost 8 months before I saw a stomella.
     
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    lol wow, ok then thats good. im glad i have him
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time, but that doesn't look like a stometella snail to me. It's too white and all the stometellas I've seen you can easily notice it's "snout" and two antenna.
     
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    Hmm ok then what do you think it is?
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    Are there antenna and a "snail like" mouth. If so, I'd have to say that it IS a stometella snail. If not, then I have NO idea.
     
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    no, its impressively flat... i cant see anything significant on its body.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Someone posted a long time ago... Like years ago, that their snail had lost its shell. No one believed him, not me, not anyone else. Because the shell is part of the snail's body. It's attached, and grows with it. Sure enough, his snail did indeed lose its shell, wandered around for a few days, then died. It is weird, but I believe you!
     
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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    mann, if I had a snail without a shell it would be eaten in seconds.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I "poked" my stomella snail tonight while it was on the glass and it retracted it's mouth and antennae into somewhere and looked just like the pic posted. I tried to snag a pic of it but those things move incredibly fast when you start poking them lol.
     
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    ok, thanks brian. he disappeared for now but im going to keep looking for those antennae!
     
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