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jayguerreso
01-06-2009, 4:40 PM
My snails are dropping like flys, anyone got an idea why?

McLovin
01-06-2009, 5:03 PM
Any copper in the tank?

jayguerreso
01-06-2009, 5:05 PM
nope, thinkin maybe the crabs are goin rogue on me?

ares
01-06-2009, 5:07 PM
my crabs were messing them up!
actually I think it was just 1 huge mean looking sucker. seriously, he's huge.

he got demoted to the fuge and no empty shells found since.

plus this 1 crab wiped out my fuge algea with the quickness. my fuge is cleaner than my display lol, minus the cheato of course.

Barbara
01-06-2009, 5:27 PM
Yep, the crabs will take out snails, especially if they need a new shell, or if they don't get enough to eat. Unless I discover some really compelling reason, I will never put hermits in my tanks again. I've been so happy without them.

ares
01-06-2009, 5:32 PM
+1. nothing a snail cant do way more peacefully.

infact they do more since they clean the glass.

George
01-06-2009, 6:33 PM
Have you tested nitrates?

jayguerreso
01-06-2009, 9:37 PM
My water is always balanced
The **** crabs must be doin it then, I suspected it but my lfs told me differently. Thanks guys.

SCUBA Diva
01-06-2009, 9:49 PM
Do you have a wrasse? They can take down a cleanup crew quicker than I've ever seen! That is where mine went!

Chibils
01-06-2009, 9:55 PM
What kind of snails? How long have you had them? A lot of people will sell you snails that aren't compatible for a tropical reef.

jmaneyapanda
01-06-2009, 10:38 PM
My water is always balanced
The **** crabs must be doin it then, I suspected it but my lfs told me differently. Thanks guys.

What does "balanced" mean?

jayguerreso
01-07-2009, 1:16 PM
"Balanced" meaning good, i get it tested every like 3 days. I was gunna get a 6 line wrass but Im trying to prepare for a mandarin and wanted to save the pods. Im not sure on snail type, I think its Banded Trochus Snail.

DaiTheFlu20
01-07-2009, 10:37 PM
I lost about 12 (every one I had) snails in a week due to these tiny snail parasite things. I knew their name but it escapes me at the moment. Take a really close look at one of your snails to see if there are tiny white snails on it. For me, they were primarily on the opening or on the flesh of the snail but I am told that they can actually burrow through the shell to the flesh from any point.

Its been a few months and I'm still scared to re-introduce snails to my tank.