Gigantor died! :(

Discussion in 'Fish Memorials' started by Junne, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    My beloved mystery snail, Gigantor has died. She has been feeling poorly the last week. I don't know what went wrong. One day she was eating, then the next few days she just curled up and didn't do much.
    She has had 6 egg clutches since July and her mate, Davy, just died just 12 days ago.....
    I am beyond sad....................

    I can't bear to take her out of the tank even though I know she is gone :(

    This has been a bad month... Lost my 2 snails and Betta

  2. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry to hear about G...I too lost a snail...
  3. oscarsbud

    oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I am so sorry to hear about Gigantor. How long did you have them?
  4. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Awwww *big snug* sounds like we both had a bad month.
  5. LyleB

    LyleBWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry to hear this.

    Your posts were some that convinced me to get snails. I have one Gold Mystery, and just got some Nerites via mail today, unfortunately, none of them have become active yet. Hoping they are ok, just babies a couple of them.

    The Mystery seems to be doing well, consumes Zucchini just like your Gigantor did, gone, no trace. Sits on it and eats. Lights on - lights off - feeding the fish, whatever is going on, does not interrupt eating zucchini.

    Again, sorry you lost her and Davy.
  6. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Thank stinks.
    I'm so sorry. :(
  7. JoannaB

    JoannaBWell Known MemberMember

    Oh no! I am so sorry. Hug
  8. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry your snail died Junne. :( The timing of their deaths makes me wonder what happened, it seems long odds they just happened to die so close to eachother. And don't say she died of a broken heart!
  9. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I'm beyond sad.... She was my favorite girl......
    I had her since day one - end of March of this year when I started my first tank :)

    I have her 4 babies ( 2 that were just born a few weeks ago ) and 2 of her babies that were born in July.

    Matt I am thinking it had something to do with all of those egg clutches in such a short time. What do you think? She wasn't old by any means - I got her and Davy at the same time and they were very small then.
    My water parameters are normal ( 0/0/5 ) and the only thing that I have added to the tank in the last 2 weeks is a cuttlebone......
    I AM convinced that Davy died of a broken heart. You would have had to see how he was after seperating the two - :(
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  10. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I wish I knew more about snails and could give you an idea Junne but I really don't. I'm only just aquiring a liking for them myself. Really the only idea I have is something they both had access too like maybe pesticides from a vegetable or something.

    Given that their lifespan is supposed to be years from what I understand it just seems really suspicious for them to both go like that.
  11. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I know! I wish I knew! All of my veggies that I get for the snails are scrubbed, just as if I would eat them myself. Also because they are usually organic, I don't think much pesticides, if any get on them.
    All of my snails get the same food and exposed to the same stuff. Like I mentioned, the only thing different is the cuttlebone.
    I got that at a lfs - I didn't wash it or anything and just threw a piece in my tank.

    There just doesn't seem like a reasonable explanation....................
  12. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Thats one thing I still have to get used to about this hobby, sometimes you never find out what happens. I always have to have a logical explanation for things so this drives me crazy!

    I know those cuttlebones are used for birds alot, do they ever spray them for mites or anything? Just guessing, I haven't bought one of those since I was a kid and we had finches.
  13. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Gosh I dunno Matt. They were just in a big bulk bin...... I think I am going to take it out though........ My other snails have been on it too although it wasn't in the tank with Davy and I have not seen Gigantor near it. Its been floating most of the time and only sank about 2 days ago.
  14. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, forgot you already said other snails were on it. :;smack

    If I remember correctly monkie something or other (I can't remember the username) is big into snails, if you know who I'm talking about maybe pm them. If you find anything out post it, I'm curious!
  15. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Do you mean Monkeypie102?

    Thanks Matt..... It just would be easier if I knew but chances I won't so I am going to try and not drive myself crazy about "what I should have done" :(
  16. oscarsbud

    oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sure they both received the best possible care they could have from you. Don't beat yourself up over it (although I know it's easier said than done).
  17. midnamoondog

    midnamoondogWell Known MemberMember

    Aw I am so sorry :(
  18. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Thank you I decided to drown my sorrows over a bag of chips

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  19. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Hope you figure it out soon. I do wonder if the cuttlebone changed your hardness suddenly? It IS basically calcium.
  20. OP

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    What effect would that have? I don't know much about that. I was basically using it for extra calcium because I thought her shell needed it. I hope that's not why she died :(

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