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Old 05-24-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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Another One Bites The Dust!!!! My poor snails....

What's going on with my snails?? I originally started off with two atlantic turbo snails and one larger mexican turbo snail. Well, after several days I would find the mexican flipped over on the sand. It would come out of it's shell after I picked it up and put it on a rock. However, a few days later when I found it like this again - it never came out of the shell and the crabs and shrimp eventually had a feast. I thought it was just a "bad" snail. So, here I am a week or so later and now one of my little atlantic turbos was doing the same thing and has now become a feast itself. I checked the voltage in the water, and the needle on the meter doesn't move, so I assume that that is not the problem. What else could be wrong?? I cam getting ready to check the water parameters again, but the last time I checked them they were all ok....

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snails are suicidal. And thats it
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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What is the salinity of the water?
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yea accually i had three die to. Is there a problem with my tank?
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The salinity is 1.025... and I checked the water parameters and everything is ok.
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Could they be starving?? I thought I had enough algae.
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Not in a week, they wouldn't.

Turbos don't have the best track record for aquaria, there are any number of reasons they might die. Make sure you acclimate your snails and hopefully you'll get a better batch next time.
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Well I hope so! I drip acclimated them adequately as well.... i hope the next ones do ok...
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I've lost 6-7 over a 6 month period. I don't think there is anything wrong. They sometimes fall from the sides and the Hermits get them it your not there to right them.
I'm getting ready to get a bunch more, they are fantastic cleaners.
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I went ahead and ordered 6 more from LiveAquaria.com - I hope they live! I really like watching the snails, especially the really big ones. I call them "fatty snails". Term of endearment, I assure you.
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