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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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mystery snail dead?

I've had this mystery snail for about a month now and I saw him this morning doing his usual thing. Came home from work and he is closed in his shell? He isn't sleeping right?
He did get a hole in his shell on the top, very small though, I don't know if that had something to do with it. I think he got it from "mission impossible"ing off stuff like the filter, pot, bamboo and the likes...
How do you tell what happened?
I checked my water and everything is still good ?
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if he is dead he would slide out of his shell when you pick him up or move him.

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Well I used the fish net to put him in a bowl of water and he didn't come out. :/ Do they sleep in their shell? Or would he be sick?
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His antenna things have come out now but he is still in his shell and he pulled back in when I moved the bowl a little.
How would one tell if it's sick?
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im really not an expert on snails. you should wait for a more expirenced person to anwser. ill look it up!

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he is alive! he is probably just hiding. my snail was doing that and died yesterday though. im kinda confused. my other snail does that once in a while. and hasnt died.

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I hope he lives. It's nice to know that yours does it occasionally too
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My snail hides and sleeps. Sometimes he'll cruise along like a race car driver. Sometimes he'll just curl up in one spot and not move at all. It's really interesting. I'm not an expert. Sorry, I know you're waiting on one. You end up learning a ton if you just sit and watch your tank. I promise you it's more entertaining that watching paint dry. I might sound crazy, but your fish respond to you if you talk to them too. My snail has even started moving more since I started talking to my tank more. He comes out less if I talk to the tank-mates less.


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I do talk to them XD I just didn't know snails closed themselves up like that. I was very concerned that Sebastian might have eaten him. I love watching them. Especially Turbo (named after a car turbo), he is so fast. One second you see him on one end of the tank and you look back and he some how got to the front wall or he is dropping from the filter to the gravel. haha
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How's your snail doing today? Is he still mission impossibling it off of the filter and other things?


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