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Found these cute snails with little anemones attached to their shells! I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of anemones they are? They don't look like Aptasia to me. I just want to make sure they won't infest the tank before I let them loose. Right now they're in a critter carrier in my tank, so separate but still getting the same water through tiny slots. Any ideas?

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It's tough to tell from the pictures, but maybe ball anemone? I think they're also referred to as ball-tipped anemone. They stay about the size of a dime/penny, live in no-light areas, and are fun little filter feeders. I used to have a bunch of them in my last tank.

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Hard to tell, but they do look like aiptasia or other pest anemone. I wouldn't put them in my tank. Good catch!

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If they have a snorkel on the front they are probably whelk. Predatory snails :( 

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