Thread: Weird Snail Scenario
02-05-2013, 09:42 PM #1
Weird Snail Scenario
My snail problem was really bad a few days ago, like somewhere around 40 snails in the tank plus countless tiny ones that I couldn't see yet. They lived through my fishless cycle which was astonishing, and continued to grow. Many were roughly the size of a pea. Then Saturday I added fish. Today, I can't see any snails AT ALL. It's the weirdest thing. None of my fish would eat an adult snail I don't think, and there are no shells laying around that I can see. Is it possible they all went into hiding when they sensed fish were in the tank? I have no idea.
And of course, I ordered 3 assassin snails thinking I would have 100 by the time I got them. They arrive tomorrow, into what appears to be a completely snail free tank.
02-05-2013, 11:55 PM #2
02-06-2013, 12:13 AM #3
02-06-2013, 12:22 AM #4
Is there food in the tank? If some food drifted into a part of the tank you can't see, they might've gone to that. Its very unlikely, but it is an idea.
How big is the tank?
02-06-2013, 12:32 AM #5
It's 36g, It is possible the food fell under driftwood and such but still, they were all over the walls a few days ago and now they are gone. The tank has no lid most of the time but I haven't seen any snails on the floor either. So confusing.
02-06-2013, 12:43 AM #6
I still can't figure out why people dislike vacuum cleaners in their tanks. I miss my snails, somehow mine came on troubled times in a couple tanks. My guess is the water spiked something horrible or they are there somewhere. Try a water test unless you are well planted (going back to previous posts of hiding food).
Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.