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Old 08-08-2003, 02:19 AM   #11
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they'll die?!?! i thought they might just be inconvienced for a while. how quickly do i have to flip them before death?
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they'll die?!?! i thought they might just be inconvienced for a while. how quickly do i have to flip them before death?
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:41 AM   #13
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Turbo snails are not able to right themselves off their back. From what i have read and IME turbos are somewhat lazy when it comes time to clean the glass although they do a fine job on the LR.
I would have to disagree with the first part. Astrea's are more prone to toppling and do not have the ability to right themselves properly often starving or become a tankmates dinner. A turbo can right itself very fast.

As to the "better' choice for cleaning, I have peronally found turbo's to be exceptional. They are however much more active at night than the day. It also depends on what fish you have in the tank to how often you see animals at the tasks chosen for.

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they seem to be doing a great job with the algae, even eating some i wanted to keep. they aren't doing very well flipping over. maybe my sand is too soft? it sticks to their "belly?" as they struggle. no resistence.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:51 AM   #15
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Steve,
Sorry for that post but in my experience and knowledge I have found that turbos are not able to right themselves if completly on their back.
lil my turbos are the same as me and you must just have a bad batch of turbo snails....
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guess so!
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Old 08-08-2003, 03:02 AM   #17
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From what i hear there are different types of turbo snails though...not sure how many different kinds but i know there are different ones.
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There are many different types of snails that resemble true turban sp., not that I am implying someone made a mistake but are you sure what you have is a turbo?

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lol steve you online too i just typed almost the same exact thing steve do you have msn messanger or yahoo?
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Try ordering from a place such as saltwaterfish.com They have free shipping and the prices will be around any prices you are going to pay at your LFS. I have never ordered from this place but maybe someone in here has?
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