Trouble with Snails - Could these Hitchhikers be the problem?
by, 09-12-2012 at 01:43 AM (1244 Views)
I posted before that I've been having trouble with many of my snails dying. Not sure of the cause I've tried many things and received many suggestions.
I took out about 70% of my live rock and have been cooking it for several months. I wanted to see if there was something on the live rock that was killing the snails. I'm happy to report that after a number of weeks in the cooking barrel all the snails are fine. So wanting to do a little control test I took one turbo snail and put it in the main tank.
After a couple of days it slowed down and I found it in the same place over night. Then I found it on its side on the sand bed. Obviously there is still something very wrong in the tank as far as snails go. I was hoping the cleaning up the cyano might have helped but that doesn't seem to be the issue.
I picked it up and it attached to the glass. I looked closely at the snail and saw something strange. Small snails on the turbo. I'm wondering if these guys could be killing my snails?
Has anyone seen something like this before?