Little vacuum cleaner

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Little vacuum cleaner

Post by piotr »

Florida Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus) is a marine snail. It often burrows itself in bottom sediments and consumes algae and cyanobacteria using its long snout. As you can see, the snail’s appearance is quite comical. It is still quite small (less than one inch long), but it can grow up to over three inches. It does pretty decent job cleaning coral sand bed and aquarium glass.


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Post by Ken Ramos »

Quite a remarkable little creature and such beautiful eyes too. Pretty neat 8)

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Post by beetleman »

All creatures have their little nitches in this world piotr. You did a nice job on the pictures through the glass. Wonderful capture.
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Post by nephiliim »

I really like the third one, it shows how alien-looking some creatures are to us. Those eyes are quite human / primate like. Really really cool stuff here. And shot through glass =D> my comliments!!

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Post by Bruce Williams »

Something quite different - very interesting too.


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Post by cactuspic »

Interesting shots.


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Post by piotr »

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Tom, the eyes are quite unusual, indeed. The snail has pretty good sight, too. It can see me approaching the tank from more than a foot away.

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