Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Another way to check as well , is once you have turned the lights off on the tank, wait about an hour or so and check it with a flashlight slowly, so as not to startle the potentially sleeping fish.
If they are moving then obviously alive...check you ammonia levels as well as if you think they are dead, once they start decaying which happens quite fast it can show up on test results if they have died.
Another thing to try as well, is add a piece of lettuce leaf to the tank and see if the snails go to it overnight.
Snails have a good habit of potentially going into hibernation mode and then suddenly jumping back to life...I had a snail in my saltwater tank I thought was dead, didnt move for 5 days, added a piece of algae wafer sheet to feed the other ones and then bang it popped out the sand!
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)