Snails are Dying Quickly

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    I have a strange problem going on with my snails. It seems like every day I find another one dead. Is this usual for them to die off in numbers like this? I wouldnt think so. All of my parameters havent changed and the two fish I have seem to be doing great.
     
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    Do you use tap water or RODI water?
    Do you have hermits?
    How much do your salinity and temperature fluctuate over a 24 hour period?
    How long have you had the snails?
    How did you acclimate them?

    I know, it's a lot of questions. :)
     
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    How long have your snails been in there? I had 2 snails after 3 weeks just kick off but I thing that was because of my crab and/or shrimp. But the tank at on of the cleaning jobs there snails seem to crock every 5-6 weeks and there tank is 3years from what they tell me. That's always been an issue for them. From what I know copper, mini cycles can make some issues for your inverts. Sometimes things can start to crash but things look fine and need a watchful eye. Hell even household cleaners can cause some probs. If used near a tank and vaper spray gets in your water. It could be a number of things. But yeah I just don't really know what it could be just some routes to pick at really. Sorry to hear your snails are dropping like fly's
     
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    Unfortunatley I have been using tap water. I have several Hermits. I have two large red legged hermits, 5 large blue legged hermits, I had two small blue hermits but one has passed. I have had the snails for over three months. I acclimated them by floating bag in the water for 20-30 minutes and slowly added some of my tank water very little at a time.
     
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    Yea I have pulled four of them out so far. and one small blue legged hermit. Poor things
     
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    Whats your salinity ????????????????????????????????????????
     
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    you say that your parameters havent changed. What are they? High nitrates can be bad for snails

    Also, how long did you take to acclimate them? I usually drip acclimate snails far a minimum of 2 hours.
     
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    your hermits i think killed them all lol for there shell or for food
     
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    Hermits are evil!!! Somehow my Halloween hermit doesn't mind them...
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    Never heard of a Halloween Hermit im gonna add them to my research :3
     
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    Yea one of original Astrea snails, Bibbity died this morning. I discovered the serpent star, peppermints and a few Nasarius on her. I had a small spike in nitrates the other day so I'm thinking that did her in
     
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    Thats stinks :( mine get bullied by my emerald crab the bastard then again its only because they go on his rock and feed on what he calls his food. Hell if i was a crab and someone was in my home eating my food I'd try and eat then as well. Simply because I'm a crab and I can do thing like that. Like the say when the opportunity strikes eat every thing in site lol
     
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    KarenJax Certified Master Stylist

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    Khaotic- if you ever need to top your tank, and you don't have a RODI unit, or time to get distilled water, you can boil your tap water. It's a form of sterilization much preferable to straight tap water.
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    Haren thank for the thank it my first one :D and btw why you thank me for ? o_O
     
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    Umm... Ah... I refuse to be held accountable for any posts I made last night after the Xmas party!!!
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    OK so you Dont remember that post and call from last night then do you :p:mrgreen:
     
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    :Cheers: Ah no?
     
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    Did you do this for me? :Buds: hope I was an >|< and not a :evil!?!?:
     
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    wow now kind of makes me wish I was not joking around and how we corrupt Threads here and there :D:Cheers: and did i just type that out loud lmao
     
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