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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Sea Hair and Snail deaths :(

i have just lost my sea hair and cannot understand why. there is plenty off food in there for him and no predators and my levels are fine. i recently lost a snail a week before. anyone got any ideas of whats going on ?
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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sea hares are not easy to keep. the slightest change in parameters can kill them. what food are you referring to? they only eat certain types of algae.
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i dont really know what type of algee it is i have had him for a while and i always warm my water before changeing so i dont think that it is temperature or my starfish may have suffered aswell lool. i think he may have starved thoe because i try n keep front n two sides of my tank clean so the snails n sea hair concentrate on the back wall and the rock but i have stoped cleaning the front of my tank for about 2 weeks now and it is still clean however there is a brown/dark green algee on the back of my tank. and red spots in my sand which i have no clue what they are, i picked one up and it was like a holow shell and crumbled in my fingers. i have no clue what it is doe.
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i haven't heard of sea hares eating the flat growing algae that grows on the glass. all the ones that i have seen/heard of have only eaten hair algae. chances are it starved to death.
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He used to always be eating of my glass though maby he was just eating the good stuff and i ddnt no it. However i put seaweed in there for my tangs n he had a go at that.
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rolling across the glass with his mouth open and actually consuming something are 2 different things.
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true that but to actually roll his mouth acroos the glass n leave it clean it afterwards is completley diffrent
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the red spots in your tank may be slime algae. what kind of flow do you have?
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