Tip of the Day – 6/27/2012By: Brandon Klaus
When acclimating new invertebrates, particularly snails, make sure to keep checking in on them from time to time to make sure they aren’t crawling up the side of the bucket. Most aquarium snails are really good at climbing into awkward places, such as scaling overflow boxes and getting down into the sump, and a bucket is no challenge whatsoever. The big problem with snails crawling out of an acclimation bucket is they aren’t getting properly accustomed to the water parameters of your aquarium, defeating the process altogether. So, every once in a while, be sure to make sure the snails are submerged in the steadily mixing water.