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post #1 of 4 Old 04-06-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Two (out of ten) Assasin snails have died???

Why?? I really like my Assasins and want to prevent any further deaths. Water params are 0 for amm & nitrIte, 5 ppm nitrAtes, ph 7.4. Tank is maintained at a steady 77 degrees. 50% water changes weekly.
They share a tank with multiple RCS and MTS. Any idea why these two succumbed?? How long do these snails live anyway? I see on our profiles that they are carnivorous so I know they didn't die for lack of food. They have plenty of MTS to feed off of, and I feed the tank with various forms of food, including beefheart, sinking carnivore pellets, etc.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-06-2011, 01:04 PM
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my oldest has lived for about 2 years, but usually best, guess is about a year.

What type of substrate are you using?

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-06-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well, due to their size they could have easliy been a year old, as they were my largest ones. I'm using sand substrate in a planted tank.
What substrates would they do better in, if not sand??

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no.. sand is excellent.. that is just what they want and need :)

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