Mexican Turbo Snails

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Spivey79, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Spivey79

    Spivey79

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Michael, MN
    All my turbos died off in a week (6 each) . So I checked water water, (PH, Nitrite, Amonia, Nitrate, Calcium) PH is low at 7.8, but everything thing else good. Waited a couple weeks and started getting alot of algae, bought 12 more turbos died within 3 days, water conditions the same. Never had a problem with turbos since I started my tank, (4yrs). I've been having problems getting my Ph back up, also a new problem. Any ideas on the culprit?
     
    Spivey79, Jun 27, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Spivey79

    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Franklin, Tennessee
    What all do you have in your tank. And are you acclimating them or just throwing them in?
     
    stagofdoom, Jun 27, 2010
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Spivey79

    Spivey79

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Michael, MN
    Two Percula Clowns, 5 chromis. They are being acclimated
     
    Spivey79, Jun 27, 2010
    #3
  4. Spivey79

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,889
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    Are they starving to death? That's a ton of turbos to have in one tank. I imagine they'd run out of food pretty quickly. I don't think you should have more than one or two turbos per 50 gallons.

    Are you sure they aren't margarita snails instead?
     
    Bifferwine, Jun 27, 2010
    #4
  5. Spivey79

    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    26,996
    Likes Received:
    3,868
    Location:
    Ringgold,Ga
    Double check your salinity.If your using a hydrometer,it could be throwing false readings.If its a refractometer,it could be out of calibration.
     
    yote, Jun 27, 2010
    #5
  6. Spivey79

    Spivey79

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Michael, MN
    Nope turbos, i've had alot of algae growth recently so they had plenty to feed on
     
    Spivey79, Jun 27, 2010
    #6
  7. Spivey79

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,889
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    If you've had a lot of algae growth, perhaps your nitrates and phosphates are out of control. That could kill snails.
     
    Bifferwine, Jun 27, 2010
    #7
  8. Spivey79

    Spivey79

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Michael, MN
    Nitrates are actually within the lowest i've ever had under 20ppm, and never had a problem before. Phosphate i don't test, so don't know.
     
    Spivey79, Jun 27, 2010
    #8
  9. Spivey79

    Smitty

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    9,609
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Location:
    Chicago/Oaklawn IL
    You may have a stray voltage leaking in your tank...
     
    Smitty, Jun 27, 2010
    #9
  10. Spivey79

    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    Cuba, New York
    You could also have pyramid snails also, ever had a clam that died mysteriously? They feed on mollusks including turbos.
     
    RyanG, Jun 27, 2010
    #10
  11. Spivey79

    Bifferwine I am a girl

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    46,915
    Likes Received:
    5,889
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA and missing Tucson, AZ
    Bifferwine, Jun 27, 2010
    #11
  12. Spivey79

    reeffreak

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    11,316
    Likes Received:
    2,078
    Location:
    Clarksville,Tn
    Are you sure they are Mexican turbos and not Margarita snails?Margaritas are much colder water snails that usually become escargo in reef systems.Mexicans can as well but at a much slower rate.

    What about copper,have you ever test for it?Have you ever threated the tank with copper medication or use tapwater.Some tapwater sources do have copper from plumbing or elsewhere.
     
    reeffreak, Jun 28, 2010
    #12
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.