Originally Posted by AndrewsPistol
Got a new shell today for my giant hermit but now that I get home I realize that it's pretty much the same size :/ maybe a tad bigger... And I had to get it out if the hermit habitat at the lfs
... Will boiling it make it safe to add to my aquarium??
Also picked up some Mysis
the fish love it!
I'm afraid this big hermit is guilty of murdering all my other hermits
found 2 more dead today.... I can't find anyone to take him or these damsels. I talked to my LFS
who doesn't want the hermit and said that if I bring him the Damsels he is going to put them in with a Volitan Lion and wait for them to die and won't give me credit for them either. I tried posting an ad on CL
for them and in the classifieds section of this forum & no one wants them. Idk what to do with them and I really want Clowns but my LFS
said I can't stock really anything until the Damsels are gone...
So how many snails & hermits should I have for a 75g tank? I'm down to 7 hermits & 3-5 snails (snails are also diminishing) was thinking about getting another star since I can't have hermits or snails without them getting killed. Thoughts?
Put the shell in water and bring up to a boil for about 5 min, then let cool and tips it in. That's what I do with all my shells, and no problems. Hopefully the hermit will move into the new shell and stop killing everybody. He might just be looking for a new home. My snails die off periodically too, not sure if its a hermit, the pistol, or just that they die. I've read that for my 55g, I should have 65 snails (assorted) and about 30 hermits. I do not have even close to that, but I do have about 20 Nassarius, 20-ish astrea/banded trochus, 2 conch, and only about 10 or so hermits left. I've bought many more than this, but they tend to disappear.
I saw some of my baby Nassarius today.
My Nassarius laid thousands of eggs about a month or so ago, and some actually hatched!!
They are so itty bitty, it's just funny. I could see the babies, small ones and full sized ones all next to each other, quite the size difference. The babies are about 1/6th the size of my pinky nail!! Lol