01-29-2011, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Lupin
It's not the lighting. Are they active at night at all? Try to increase your pH to 8.0-8.4. Gotta separate them though so the betta will not be compromised.
If you have to check for heavy metals, have a water company conduct the test and send you the report. I'll enlist the help of my friend to see which one would be troublesome for the snails. I do know this though, with hard alkaline water, heavy metals tend to be less toxic. It's why I said to increase the pH a notch to see if it makes any difference.
When I checked on them today, I found two more dead (1 apple, 1 nerite). The others still smell ok, though a couple seem to have lost the ability to close their trapdoors. Of the 7 snails left, 5 have not moved at all in at least 4 days.
For testing with the water company, do you mean send them my aquarium water? Or are we talking about requesting a report of their supply?
I'm considering putting all the snails into quarantine. My reasoning is to get them into fresh water; away from any contaminants that may still be in the tank. Then I could also raise the PH without affecting anything else.