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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Dying MTS

I added some 30 MTS to my 95G about a month ago and they all quickly buried themselves in the substrate. About a week ago, I've noticed a MTS that was laying on the substrate. Just now, I noticed that the same MTS is still there....
Are my MTS dying? Help!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 02:07 AM
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pick up the snail and smell it, if it smells like satans toenails, then yes, it's dead! If not, then it's just napping
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Sometimes it's just a snail's time to go ....
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My snails take long "playing dead" naps. I could have sworn one of my assassins was dead the day I got it. 1 dead snail out of 30 does not sound like a problem to me. But then again.... as you might guess by the assassins, I like my snails under control.
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well more and more MTS are appearing and some of them have their shells cracked open so i guess theyre dead....
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That does sound most sincerely dead. What else is in the tank? I'm wondering if something might be eating them ....
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Well the only think that I could think of is my Rainbow Shark, about 3.5" long.
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puffers? loaches?
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Really soft water? That's the problem I had.
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Got to have hard water... Also, if you have treated for algae with "algaefix" (among others), it contains copper. No aquarium salt, either. If it is soft water, you might need to add a little mineral supplement to your water occasionally.

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That does sound most sincerely dead.
Ding dong lol

I think all mine are gone. I use mostly RO water. In the past I'd always find 20-50 small ones in the canister filter but no more. Now it's just pond snails. lol
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What can I use to make my water harder? A GH booster?
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