Hermit loss

razorskiss

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jun 25, 2022
Messages
222
Reaction score
160
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Southern California
I recently expanded my CUC with dwarf ceriths, a few more star astreas, and 3 scarlet hermit crabs. The tank has no fish, ammonia reads 0 (seachem gas exchange sensors), nitrates at 10, phosphates 0.03, Alk 10, Ca 450, Mg 1350, all salifert. There were already two ceriths and two star astreas in the tank. The snails are doing well and chowing down but the hermits have all died after 2 days. They were actively exploring and grazing on days 0 and 1, but today I found them half hanging out of their shells and nonresponsive. What could be wrong with my water? Temp has been stable at 78 and pH is currently 8.2 with 35.2 ppt salinity. Salinity has been very stable but I don't check pH regularly.
 
Nutramar Foods
www.dinkinsaquaticgardens.com

LordofCinder

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Messages
2,014
Reaction score
2,225
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Toronto
I dont know, just putting it out there as a possible idea.

If I was forced to live off of brussel sprouts for the next 2 days, I know I would die.

But like I said, they could have eaten each other, so who knows
 
Printed Reef - Custom Reef Accessories

Do you have any special reefing plans for the fall season?

  • YES (tell us about it in the thread)

    Votes: 45 35.4%
  • NO

    Votes: 57 44.9%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 19 15.0%
  • It's not fall where I'm from!

    Votes: 6 4.7%
Top