3 dead snails

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    Seems strange that there are three dead snails in my tank today. Everyone else seems fine and happy.

    Water is good:

    SG: 1.026
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrates: 5-10ppm hard to tell
    Nitrites: 0
    PH: 8.3
    dKH: 9
    Calcium: 480

    Two snails were Turbos and one was an Astrea. THe only change I made in the last month or so is I replace a Koralia power head, changed from a 2 to a 4.

    Ideas??
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Do you have hermit crabs? And what is the tank's temp? Do you know how much of a temperature swing the tank goes through in a 24 hour period?
     
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    do u have any hermit crabs in your tank they like to kill snails for there snails
     
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    whoa biff we added that at the same time weird O_O
     
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    Yeah I have lots of hermits that how I knew the snails were dead, it was like a hermit dog pile. temps 80 degrees it swings about a degree in 24 hours this time of year.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Your temps are fine. I bet you anything the hermits killed them. That's what they do, and that's why I don't keep hermits in my reef tanks! They will kill snails for fun. For most people, it comes down to the choice of getting rid of all the hermits, or living with the hermits and replacing snails constantly.
     
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    Yeah, your probably right i was just thinking it was strange that three in one day, the must have planned an attack.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    They are very coordinated creatures. :D
     
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    Could be stray voltage since you added a new Koralia..but my money is on the hermits! Those little asshats killed all my snails...
     
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    Crab haters! Yote where are you? P.E.T.A. :lol:
     
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    +1 biff

    Snails die on their own too so that could also be a part of it.

    Crab haters!
     
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    I figure the snails probably fell off the glass and couldn't right themselves.Then the poor crabs got the blame.:shock:
    Y'all ought to be ashamed of y'alls selves.:mrgreen:
     
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