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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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apple snail keeps falling down

we got an ivory apple snail for our community tank, and she keeps losing her grip on the glass of the tank, then falling to the bottom. is this normal, or is it a sign of problems?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:47 PM
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That's called parasnailing.
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Is this bad?? I'm getting an apple snail too, and I don't want to get worried about this.

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It's the only thing snails can do for fun.
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That does sound like fun if I climbed up a 10ft. wall and then jumped off. xD

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I have seen both my trapdoor snails and my nerite do it too. Sometimes they float too...

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Yep, perfectly normal! I think its really cool to watch. Especially when my baseball-sized Pomacea insularum, Frank, does it. =)
Floating is usually nothing to worry about, either. If it goes on for a few days, its body is hanging out of its shell, or it is otherwise behaving oddly, then you might have a problem.
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Baseball size?! I have to see that one!
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my two apple snails do it at least 20 times a day, it is there favorate hobby.

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