These snails in the family Muricidae have ornate shells and are capable of boring into other shell-protected animals such as Tridacnid clams. In other words they are snails that eat other snails and clams. Not something for the reef aquarium! They do so by secreting an acid that dissolves the calcium carbonate of the protecting shell and then consume the soft tissue inside.
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Suitable for Reef Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Reef Aquariums
Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
Avoid this nuisance species!