My snails are languishing
Hi all. I'm the crazy new member poster. Now I have a question about my snails...they are not in my betta tanks, I have two in my 55gallon topical.
I had an outbreak of gill flukes in my rainbowfish and treated for both parasites (Tetra Paraiste guard) and bacteria (Tetracycline). Treatment concluded last week, and I have been doing crazy wc's since then - we're talking 50% changes over and over and over again. No more losses and none of the symptoms returned.
Well, now both of my cute blue mystery snails are ailing. They are at the bottom of the tank, sometimes partially exposed, other times firmly in thier shells. This has gone on for three days, and neither has moved or eaten since then. Ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0, nitrate is about 10. Could it have been the medicine? I find it remarkable that they got sick at the same time and are behaving the same way. I have removed them and put them in quarantine for now, but no change in behavior.
Does anyone have any ideas about what this could be? This tank has always been so stable. And now, I lost two rainbows and now the snails are sick. It stinks. Anyway, thanks for any help you may offer.
And, of course, this is has to happen just as my shipment of baby bettas is due to arrive. Fate is not my friend.