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Old 01-24-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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nassarius snails

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I got 6 nassarius snails the other day and drip acclimated them for an hour. After that i dropped them in the tank and they dug into the sand right afterwards. im a little concerned because i havent seen them come out during the day. Are they nocturnal? or is something wrong.

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I think they are just eating away in the sand. I've had three do the same thing. They just up and said "Whoa - SAND" and have not seen them since. I catch a glimpse of the larger one about once a week.

Anyone with a tad more Nassarius snail experience? I've the same question, but think they are just happy.
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They usually stay under the sand until feeding. A couple of mine do show up when lights out but most stay under the sand until they are hungry enough to get out of the sand when I feed the tank.
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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I have about 15 of them and they usually only come out at night. Sometimes I forget how many I have until the lights go out and then they all come out of the sand/LR.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:58 AM   #6
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I bought a dozen last week. I only see them on the glass towards the water line. Is there something wrong with mine?
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Yep they are sand dwellers and I love them for doing that work. Sand sifting stars haven't lived too long for me, and these snails are great. Mine also come out at feeding time.

As ar as those near the water line, I'd wonder why they don't like to stay in the sand. My LFS says he doesn't sell'm because they climb out of his tanks. Go figure. Kwan and my LFS have the only nassarius I know of that leave the bottom 3" of the tank. I don't know, but that is unusual as far as I know. Kwan, they are the fast moving, long white bodies, right? Just wondering if you have the pointed tip/shell astreas.
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Yes, I do have the right nassarius snails all right. Is the same ones I had before. But for some reason, they won't go into the sand. I see them on the glass mainly and close to the water line. Funny enough, when I was buying them at the LFS they were under the sand and the LFS had to drop a cockle in the water to get them out.
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I have quite a few of those snails in my tank, but am not certain on the number. I counted seven one night, but rarely ever see them.
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some of mine stayed near the water line for anout a week and a half before they finally went into the sand. i havent seen them since. i have to becarefull when syphoneing the sand, ive seen a few then.
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