View Full Version : Astraea Snail's Dead?

01/31/2008, 03:34 PM
About a week ago i picked up about 15 of these they seemed to be pretty good cleaners
tell i watch one after another just drop off the glass are they okay? they haven't moved sense
last night should i turn them over? (Hopping not to have to do this Because i have a pretty mean damsel that bites me quite hard then i end up knocking over rock)
and what could have caused this?
Thank you,

01/31/2008, 03:46 PM
astreas's need help if they flip over. If you have crabs or any other predators they will attack them why they are flipped over.

01/31/2008, 04:42 PM
yep, you're gonna have to flip them when they fall over. They cannot right themselves. If they've been on their "backs" for longer than a day, I can't promise they're gonna survive.

01/31/2008, 04:59 PM
LOL.... :D don't be a baby man... The worst the damsel can do is take your arm off... (joking) These guys are right. you will have to flip them.


01/31/2008, 05:05 PM
I know what you mean about the damsel i have scars! lol

01/31/2008, 05:09 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11734325#post11734325 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kar93
I know what you mean about the damsel i have scars! lol
There evil i would like to get him out just to catch him i'd have to take down the rocks and haven't had any luck with the fish traps
I just dont really like when my water starts to turn red =S
I turned over the snails (got nips a few time as well) about 5 of em are moving again...

01/31/2008, 05:55 PM
I would make sure my salinity is correct as well. 1.25