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burnsachris 01-28-2009 10:06 PM

snails keep falling
29g, 20lb LR, 20lb LS, aquac PS, 2-65w Orbit PC, 2 clowns, 1 blenny, 2 turbo snails, 2 margarita, 1 conch, 1 RBTA. Temp 77, Salinity 32ppt, PH 8.4, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, Calcium 380, KH 125.3ppm Phosphate 0. I do 5 gal water changes 1 a week, add liquid calicum, strontium Molybdenum, and iron. My turbo snails act like they cant carry their shells they fall off the glass onto their backs. I found a margarita on its back turned it over and it fliped over. Also when I first got my RBTA it was anchored to a small rock its moved around since mainly the same spot. But now it wont get a foot it keeps staying in the sand and when I put it on some rock it moves to the sand. Sometimes its floating around. My clowns dont pay it any attention. Setup tank Nov. got fish and RBTA Jan1..

burnsachris 01-28-2009 10:31 PM

Kellsindell 01-29-2009 11:34 AM

That's interesting, but it's common. I have many snails that are "lazy" and they climb all the way to the top of my tank, and then i guess they don't feel like getting back down by walking again so they let go and either catch on or fall correctly. It could be the case here. i've seen it a lot with my turbo snails and not so much with my astrea or any other snails.

onefish2fish 01-29-2009 10:30 PM

astreas ( except i believe the black foot kind) that fall into the sand bed upside down usually wont be able to right themselves. the sand gives them nothing strong to grab and the shape of their shell causes this. just watch out for that.

the anemone is going to find a spot where it likes, not where you like it.

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