Hermits killing my Snails

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  1. Dre

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    I had two Turbo snails and both of them have been assassinated by my hermit crabs. Why do they do that and are there any other types of snails that I could get. By glass is building up with algae and I also don't want to keep putting in snails for them to die.
     
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    Why do you think that they were assassinated :eek: ?
     
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    Add some bigger shells for them? Maybe then they wont need to kill snails?
     
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    Hermits kill snails for their shells. Unfortunately, if you dont add shells into the tank for the hermits to climb into when they outgrow their own, the will kill the snails for theirs!
     
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    I heard that and that why I got snails that are smaller than the hermits but I will get them some empty shells. Thanks.
     
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    Yep, if the hermits are growing, but can't find a shell, they will kill your snails.
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    if hermits crab hungry then can kill snials.
     
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    More likely the snail fell off and the hermit took it out while it was upside down. In the ocean the snail just wait for the next wave.
     
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