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Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by costa510, Dec 30, 2010.
GOD I HATE WHEN THEY DO! Why is it that they die? And why do they leave like an Ecto-plasma?
Mostly due to starvation.
...an anglefish gets their wings.
I seem to remember reading about a predator that when it attacks snails & eats them, will leave the ecto-plasma like evidence...maybe a bristle worm...Leslie???
The "ecto-plasma" is hemolymph, it is slimy stuff and bacteria loves to colonize it. One thing that people do that can harm gastropods is to pull them from whatever surface they are on when transporting them, if the foot tears then they have a tough time clotting, it can also trigger predation from fish that would not normally be attracted to a snail as a food item. As well as that can cause a bacterial infection. Your best bet when picking up snails is to molst them and force them to close their trap door before moving them.
Oh really now? :O
Yep, try it sometime, you'll get all giddy
I like giddy!
One thing to remember with snails is, they are under your command, so if they are cleaning an area ad nauseum and not taking care of another, you need to physically remove them and place them in the offending area, using the molestation trick ensures you're not going to harm the snail.
Another trick is to super glue fishing line to the snails shell and tie the snail to a rock so they only clean one area
Genius with the fishing line. I want to try this though...
But it takes 6 hours when you take your snail out for a walk.
Thats better than sticking a twig up a horse flies butt and watching it fly toward the sun
HAHAHA, you guys always make me laugh. I woke up this mornig and it was dead I didnt touch it.......... damn them thats the 2nd one in 3 months, stupid nasty slim.The angle I didnt kill gomer, haha I took him back to the fish store and got a big rock with GSP all over it. thanks guys no to find the snail killer.
OH and I forgot, i fund a slug tiny little guy on my glass let me post the pic of him kind weird looking.
I seem to remember an article from Dr. Ron Shimek and the fragility of certain internal structures and the damage done through rapid salinity changes (Shipping, WCs, water additions/top offs, etc...). The damage is not fatal but severely shortens the life expectancy.... You can prolly find it on RC if interested.....
Regarding acclimation, gastropods are very sensitive to osmotic shock and need to be slowly acclimated.
maybe? I did my water change on sunday.
The nephridia get damaged.
Would be like if someone exploded your kidneys.
Ah! I thought it was renal issue but wasn't positive.
I have a snail graveyard under my MP20. Good thing they keep reproducing.
What a good way to utilize the snails, will try it.