I have an issue with keeping Turbo snails , I cant get them past the quarantine tank, after my tank cycled , I added a clown fish and a chromis, I also have a chocolate chip star fish, several blue legged hermits , two scarlett hermits. My first fish was the o. clown, at which time I also bought two turbo snails , I used two separate quarantine tanks , one for the clown and one for the snails , the snails lived for three weeks in th q. tank one died. (drip method for acclimation) , after another week, I introduced the snail to my 55 gallon tank, it died a week later, I have since tried 5 other turbos from different stores , all die. My water parameters are fine . There is a great lfs
in the DC
area , they actually sent someone to my home to take a look and he too was baffled, they tested my water for all sorts of minerals etc. and found nothing. I know freshwater is different , but my freshwater snails in my freshwater tank have been alive and kicking for two years, so what the heck is up with the turbos? Hermits are not eating them , when they die they are either in the quarantine tank or the die a week to two weeks in the big tank, I literally watched one fall of a rock on not move again.
The only thing I possibly come up with is water temperature, we have central air conditioning and we turn it off when we are not home. I noticed (why it took me so long to figure it out is beyond me) that when I get home from work the water temp is around 82 and when I go to bed after the air has been on it drops , I found it at 72 the other day. I have been watching it close for a week now , would water temp kill my snails?
Any information would be great. As I said everything else is doing very well.