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Old 06-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Do snails, especially nassarius snails, NEED a sandbed to survive? I don't have, or plan to add, a sandbed to my tank(I like the look of no sand in a tank.) Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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No nessarius snails do not NEED a sand bed to live, mine seem to spend more time.topside.or window side lol they only eat detritus, so as long as you have some ls that deficate, or decomposing food, they should be fine. They usually stay burrowed in a sb bc thats where a ton of detritus build up.lies... Hope this helps, good luck!
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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I always thought they were sand sifters and u needed a bed. Oh well, trochus snails are awesome though. They don't do anything but clean all day and I know for a fact u don't need a sand bed for them
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Yeah, nessarius snails are sand sifters, but not only, just a main characteristic, well good luck!
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Thanks for the info guys and gals. I'm thinking about getting 10 or so for my new(ish) 55g.
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One thing about snails u got to make sure they don't roll on their back and flip them over when they do.
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My nessarius always flip themeselves back over, cool to watch too lol
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So I got 10 nass snails and 10 cerith snails to add to 6 - 7 blue leg hermits and 3 emerald crabs. Put them in yesterday and they seem to be doing well. Can the cerith snails live above the water line? I have 1 or 2 above it.
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They'll be fine they are still touching the waterline right. They know what they are doing.
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No they are completely out.
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