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Old 03-10-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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Snail Tipping Culprit!

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So lately, whenever I come to look at my tank, at least on of my snails is tipped over, and they can't get themselves back up. I have already had two die because they couldn't get to food because they were tipped over and I couldn't save them!
Anyone know how they are tipping over?
It can't be flow because they are always facing with the current. Could it be my goby?
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No snails do that. It's best to add ceriths and trochus IMO they are found in reefs in nature and are able to right them selves if they fall off the rocks
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Well obviously they aren't doing it on purpose. Someone has to be doing it.
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No sometimes they just fall
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On occasion. This is everyday... Like 30 times. Before they fell maybe once every few days.
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Nope, this is pretty common. It took me awhile to figure out what snails would work in my tank as they always fall off glass or a rock. I spent a ton of my time flipping them myself to keep them alive until I just bought ones that could right themselves.
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Well... It's never happened it any of my tanks. But you guys are the experts so ok! Another one just died too :/.
What snails would you recommend?
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No snails do that. It's best to add ceriths and trochus IMO they are found in reefs in nature and are able to right them selves if they fall off the rocks
Like Big said would work. I'm a fan of nassarius and nerite.
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My turbos and margaritas I think they are are usually falling off a rock or the glass for the first few weeks after adding them. They usually get accustomed to the tank layout and they rarely do it anymore. maybe 4 times a month, tops....
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I thought this was when the snails were on their way out, could also explain why you have some dyeing what are your water parameters?
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