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Hi All,

Just curious...Does anyone know how long on average snails last..Specifically astreas and turbo grazers. Granted you probably have many in your tank, and don't monitor the individuals on a regular basis, so maybe a better question is how often do you lose a snail? Is it a regular occurrence, or a rare occurrence?
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Can't say I've ever tracked the lifespan, but you know a google search may come up with the answers for you.

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I saw somewhere that it was appx 18months in captivity...but don't have any evidence to back this up..all I know is that I don't have nearly as many snails left in my tank as I used to..and I just bought 5 margarita snails a few days ago and last night I found an empty margarita snail shell on the sand bed already. (definately one of the new snails as all my older ones were astreas.

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Just curious...Does anyone know how long on average snails last..Specifically astreas and turbo grazers. Granted you probably have many in your tank, and don't monitor the individuals on a regular basis, so maybe a better question is how often do you lose a snail? Is it a regular occurrence, or a rare occurrence?
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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well...2 years ago i had 12 mexican turbo snails and now i think i have like 9 or 10...so they r doing ok, 1 died in a new tank and the other well... i think he got stuck during the night and the crabs got him...lol...
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Thanks for the feedback all. My snails seem to be doing alright, but I have noticed that my red leg hermits are praying on the astrea snails. I have 3 crabs, and they are all in astrea shells now. My mexican turbos are doing well, though.
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ya unless the hermits r given shells they will either kill eachother or snails, the mexican turbos should be ok though, they r tuff little buggers
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