Re: Water Changes with snails?
Originally Posted by Doug01
When i do a water change, should I remove the snails that will be above the water line before I do the change? All I had during the last water change I did was turbo snails that moved out of the way before I ever had to think about it. Now I have 50+ snails that lots of like to stay at the top of the water line.
Good question. I've been doing water changes with snails at the top of the water line for about 2 months now and have not had any snails die (water changes weekly). I didn't do this intentionally, at one point during a water change I noticed some snails hanging onto the glass w/out any water around them... I quickly put water back in, but the snails seemed OK, so I don't worry about it any more.
However, I'd wait for a response from someone else more knowledgeable than me to confirm that this is OK, perhaps for brief periods of time.
90g BB, basement sump/fuge; CSS 125; Tang, Clown, misc snails, peppermint shrimp, other smaller critters