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Old 07-31-2006, 02:29 PM   #11
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There is one on this site, but I know where to find this one:
http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11_03/acclimation.php
It's really easy and you can do other stuff while they are acclimating.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:21 AM   #12
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Do you have enough algae to support them? I have read that they will not do well if they don't have enough grazing space and algae.
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yes their is plenty of algae. Right now I have an algae problem of half inch of hair on rocks
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could be the bumblebee snails.. they can and will kill other snails for food.
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could be the bumblebee snails.. they can and will kill other snails for food.
Really? Wow, I didn't know that. Mine all seem to stay in the same area. But seem to munch the algea and not the others. I think my hermits have taken out a few nassis, I have seen two hermits in their shells.
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I'm not sure which snails you are referring to by "mexican snail". If it's Margarites pupillus or the "Margarita snail", none of them live for very long in our warm tanks. They come from much cooler waters and the warm temps of our tanks shorten their lives dramatically. It may also depend on where you are getting them and how long they've had them.


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could be the bumblebee snails.. they can and will kill other snails for food.
Really? Wow, I didn't know that. Mine all seem to stay in the same area. But seem to munch the algea and not the others. I think my hermits have taken out a few nassis, I have seen two hermits in their shells.
Bumblebee snails are not algae grazers they are carnivores/detrius consumers. Feeding on detrius and leftovers in the tank. Some will do some janitor duties in the sand bed but for the most part they are rock dwellers. They like meaty foods and really should be supplemented every now and then.

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Wow, thanks! I missed that when I read their desc on liveaquaria. I didn't even notice they are carnivores, LOL! Thanks for the learning experience seaham358 and Fluff.
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