I just recently added several Nassarius snails to my 90 gallon sw
aquarium. I noticed when I first added them that my Hawkfish made a single strike at a couple of the snails. Now his belly seems much larger than normal and I can't find very many of the snails. Are these snails this helpless or do I simply need to protect them better when I first introduce them to the aquarium?
I could put them in the refugium first and then move them up to the aquarium after a few weeks. Alternatively, the snails may be fine and hidden under the sand and my hawk has been eating something else, but I don't think so.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.