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Big Dogs Little Pigs 03-23-2013 11:06 AM

buried fighting conch
this guy is in my 29g cube. he buried himself in the sand with just the tip of his probe sticking up. he's been that way for about a week. is this typical? he used to cruise around all the time and only stayed buried for a couple of days at a time.

wake49 03-24-2013 09:55 AM

He is probably fine, but unfortunately saltwater inverts can meet their demise without any real signs beforehand. If he stays that way for any extended amount of time, reach in and check him. I personally wouldn't, I feel that when a snail dies, I just get more and a hermit will probably steal that shell anyway...

Big Dogs Little Pigs 03-24-2013 10:16 AM

he popped out for a minute last night and seemed fine. i don't have any hermits in this tank so if something dies, i gotta get right on it!

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