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Old 04-10-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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Nassarius snails and blue leg hermits?

Would the hermits eat the snails? I know they may attack them for their shells but I have a bunch of spare shells now. I have some turbo snails but they are not doing much of anything. I would like something else to clean up the sand and glass. Could I keep nassarius snails and blue leg hermits?
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it can happen, but you lessen the chances by having extra shells.
Its really all you can do.
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I keep nassarius snails and blue leg hermits?
Yes, but I also have a few nassarius hermits running around too.
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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I figured it could happen. One of my turbo snails keeps falling off the glass and laying on the bottom. I think it may be dieing. I am going to go get some dried seaweed today and see if that helps.
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Yes, but I also have a few nassarius hermits running around too.
I hear that. If the hermit sees a shell it likes, then...well in a few minutes it will have it.

Provide plenty of extra shells for the hermits, although this hasn't seemed to lessen the agression of mine. Good thing that when I ordered my Nassirus snails (from ebay) they sent me double the amount.
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It happens. The other day I noticed a hermit crab in one of those shells. It was kind of upsetting, but that's life.
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I got 4 blue legged hermits and they killed all of my Banded Trochus snails in one week. Oh well.
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How much LR is in your 10 gallon? I have 5 now but I am adding about 8-10lbs of hirocks.com's base rock whenever it comes in. Hopefully today or tomorrow. Rest of the order is going in my 38 gallon. Along with 30-40lbs or LR.com's rock. Just need more money.
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I've got 15lbs. of LR in my 10 gallon...
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hermits and they killed all of my Banded Trochus snails
That was when I decided to ditch all of mine, and just have snails and a serpent star(s). FWIW, I think not having hermits has allowed my mini-star population to explode- and they are always hungry lol.
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Nassirus snails spend 95% of their life under the sand. Mine only surface at feeding time. Therefore less succeptible to be harrassed for a new house.
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