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Old 10-19-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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dying snails

I've had 5 snails and they've all died. They seem to live a couple weeks and then just drop off the glass of rock onto the crushed coral. Can't figure it out because i have several crabs and a peppermint shrimp that are thriving...??
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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What kind of snails?
If most snails fall off the glass then they can't fix themselves and die...
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:56 PM   #3
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they were astraea conehead. I'm pretty sure they were dead. Most of the time i found their shells empty. I'm not sure if one of my crabs at them???
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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Could be an acclimation issue. You should use the slow drip method for at least 1-2 hours depending on the difference in salinity. Is there enough food for them? Snails could also be more water quality sensitive than crabs. What are your params?
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:02 PM   #5
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Most snails can't right themselves when they fall. Crabs move in and pick them out of their shells. Watched it happen many times.
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As far as the drip acclimation a lt of people don't have the time or patience for this method. What I do is check salinity in the lfs tank and my tank. If there is a major difference then I slowly adjust mine to there's and then I put the specimen in a pail with the water from the bag and some water from my tank. I gradually add a little water at a time for about a half hour then I release. Since I have been using this method I have had no problems. One mistake that I made and learned from is to not leave them in the sealed bag for too long as this will deprive them of oxygen. Phases I'm not knocking the drip just giving an idea
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:13 PM   #7
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i drip acclimated the last three. I'm sure that's not the problem. They're surviving sometimes 4-6 weeks and then mysteriously dying???...starting to think it's the crab
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:30 AM   #8
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As far as the drip acclimation a lt of people don't have the time or patience for this method.
Patience is key in this hobby and a lack of has gotten many hobbyists in trouble.
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Ya and there is more than one way of doing things
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:42 AM   #10
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You have the high nitrates right???
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