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Old 10-29-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Why is this happening?

I woke up today checked the tanks and i noticed my tiger cowrie snail flipped over and seems to be dead. Not yet sure if he is though but hasnt moved or anything. Hes been in my tank for about 7 months all the readings havent fluxuated. I have a few other snails in the tank and they seem to be fine so why him? I dont know how he got flipped over to begin with unless he was dead and just fell off the glass he would be the last snail i would expect to die or flip over. Advice of what this problem is?

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Old 10-29-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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Flip it back over and wait and see. I had one in the past and they will drop from where ever attached if they lose their grip. They are not great for righting themselves either. After a little time has passed you will know if it's done for. You can also pick it up and check the "odor" as it will not be mistakable.

What are the tank parameters?

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Any preditors in the tank who might have knocked him off?
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They come from cooler waters and usually die within a year when kept at normal reef tempratures.


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I have heard what captive reefs said that they are cold water snails.
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