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Old 01-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Snail problems

In my 29 I've tried 4 turbo snails, and all four have died. I went into the LFS, and told them my first two died. The guy asked me if I had used coppersafe, and all about my parameters. I did use coppersafe two months ago, and I've donw many water changes since then. The two I bought the other day died laying on their shells. And it's always been within twenty four hours.

So today I went into another place, and asked them what I should do. They said the first place had to be wrong, because my shrimp is fine, and has molted twice. They said turbo's are bad, because they die if they fall on their shells. Well I didn't buy any more snails with the exception of two nassarius snails, and they are fine.

My salinity is 1.023
Nitrates=40 (water change Sunday)

29g FOWLR- 2 Percula Clowns
2 Emerald Mithrax Crab, 5 Nassarius Snails, 3 Astrea Snails, 1 mexican turbo snails, 1 Chocolate Chip Star, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, and 27lbs of LR 2lbs tonga branch and 25lbs fiji rock

Maiden's Hair, Calerpa, and Red Kelp macro algae.
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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I've had the same problem with Turbos. I'm sticking with Nassarius and Astrea.

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I think turbo's are a bit large and clumbsy knowing over corals and frags. Out of the following I have/had cerith's did the best and lived the longest.

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Old 01-15-2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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I thought Astrea and Turbo snails were the same thing. They do seem to fall and not be able to get up pretty frequently.
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