snail wrote:Hmm, I think there are three possibilities. One, the temperatures in there were too cold for them without a heater (these are another tropical species, so temps below 18C are not advisable); two, the goldfish starved them out; or three, they still are there, you just haven't seen them. Have a look after lights out, they are active at night. It's not to be expected there would be a big colony in there unless food was routinely going to waste.
Unless your flat gets quite cold, I would have thought there would still be one or two in there.
The littl'uns are sold as cold water snails, that's got to be the problem. When I do the water change, the goldies really love it to be cold, rather than room temperature. I don't go as far as putting ice cubes/cream in, but they like cold.
And the goldies are pigs (goldpigs??), but stuff always drops to the bottom, so there are plenty of leftovers. If any snails were there, they'd be stuffing their faces. I've been getting up at 5am for the last week to check on the fishies, and there absolutely definitely aren't any snails left - you've educated me on the nocturnal habits of snails, and there REALLY aren't any left.
So, as this thread is entitled "slugs", what sort of slugs should I put in the cold water tank, Snail?
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