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What is eating my snails?

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5 pepper cory
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I keep finding shells of ramshorns and my expensive horned nerite snail...
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have you ever treated with copper?

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have you ever treated with copper?
never have. I am just finding empty shells
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Are the shells just empty or do they look dissolved or deteriorated in anyway. If the latter of the situation, are you running soft or hard water for this tank. Snails don't fair well in softer water. They need all the stuff we try to get rid of when using R/O water.
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Are they getting enought to eat? Maybe they are starving to death?


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Are they getting enought to eat? Maybe they are starving to death?
that might be it. But would they disapear after they die and only leave the shell?
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Fish would probably eat the insides. They tend to fall out of the shell a bit when dead.

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As Flight50 stated, check your alkanity, if you noticed they're heading up the tank, could be a toxic anaerobic substrate
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