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Old 10-13-2004, 12:33 AM   #1
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Dead snail...

I found what appeared to be an empty turbo snail shell today so I assume it died somehow... question is do I leave the shell or remove it? It isn't hurting anything although my hermit keeps knocking it over... I doubt anything will host it anyways so should I just pull it?
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:07 AM   #2
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Hi Matt
I belive It is best to take them out of your tank because flat worms and pyramid snails both like to use them to hide in and they are just a eye sore in the tank.
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Old 10-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
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I leave the empties in my tank.....the hermits will use them and they don't look bad at all to me, they get moved and hidden amongst the live rock
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Old 10-13-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Lots of people add seashells to their tanks.. this is filed in the same category for me. I take them out, clean them, and put them back in.

I think they actually look nice..
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Old 10-13-2004, 06:43 PM   #5
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The only hermit I currently have is a monster... he is a red legged and is about 3-4 times that of any snail and eats anything in sight (including my emerald crab I believe). He def wouldn't fit in the shell. Unfortunately I already threw it out but I do have other shells... I am waiting for my hermit to get sick of the one he has since he is almost popping out of the thing.
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I clean them well and keep them for hermits.
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Old 10-13-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
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Leave them in good home for pods and when you get other hermits. No need to clean them worms and pods will do that, food for the tank. I add all kinds of shells for the hermits. Flat worms???? they can hide anywhere not just shells and if he dose not have them its not an issue
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No need to clean them worms and pods will do that, food for the tank.
I recently lost a Turbo (biggest one I;ve seen ever) and I left it in there for roughly a week, after that I was curious and pulled it out, I shucked it into my bucket and what looked like left over decaying snail came flying out, at that moment my WHOLE living room became to stick like rotten eggs, I thought I was going to puke.

Take it out permanently or pull it out and CLEAR IT OUT!!!! *PUKES*
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Oh yea, I would like to add that I have 3 shrimps, 25 hermits, a black Brittle Star, and an Emerald Crab...looks like they don't do a good job at cleaning it out.
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