Jump to content

where are my snails going?


bigbabich

Recommended Posts

bought 8 snails two weeks ago for an algae problem.

Now 4 of the shells are emptied out at the bottom.

I have 2 damsels and a brittle star.

Do brittle stars eat up turbo snails?

Link to comment
Sparkling_Surfer

The same place that your lost sock goes from the dryer... :lol:

 

How long were they in your tank before you noticed they died? Stress from acclimation? Bad water quality? Just throwing some ideas out there.

Link to comment

The hermits attack the snails mainly for their shells, if there aren't enough shells in the tank available for them.

 

Bigabich, What snails did you buy?

Link to comment

ive had crabs eat snails. if someone kills you and then steals your house is that theft or murder, or does the theft part even matter at that point.

Link to comment

Waters good. I have 4 blue legged hermits, 4 red legs and this white leg hermit crab (that came in a bag of the blues). I bought most of them 2 weeks ago when my algae started going nutty.

I have noticed the white legged hermit crab has a habbit of beating up the other hermits, some he pulls out of thier shells but doesn't hurt them or use their shell, doesn't even try them on.

Although I haven't seen him knock around the snails, but he is mean.

My roomate named him Tito the Wonder #######.

Could be him.

Link to comment

The rule is "never trust a crustacean". It may be the hermit you're talking about, it might not be- there's a big chance it is though, and Keep an eye on it and see what happens... or just remove it and see if the snails stop dropping.

Link to comment

Do you have a fuge or anything you can temporarily place the troublesome hermit?

 

Also, are the shells of the missing snails generally found in the same area? If so, then there's a predator in that area of the tank, probably in the rock somewhere.

Link to comment
ive had crabs eat snails. if someone kills you and then steals your house is that theft or murder, or does the theft part even matter at that point.

 

is that like taking a dead man's shoes?

Link to comment

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...