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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Snail smells like rotten eggs?

I bought an aquarium snail a few days ago and Im not even sure if they thing is alive. It used to sit at the bottom barely moving then it floated to the top.

I heard if they smell really bad they might be dead?
I acclimated the snail properly. He wasnt really moving that much at the store either. :/
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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If it smells like rotten eggs I'd say its dead. Mine that are alive & healthy don't smell; I just checked to make sure.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 09:11 PM
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I'm sorry but yes they do smell when they die. Sometimes if your animal dies with a period of time after the purchase they will give you a refund or replace with another snail. You might want to check that out.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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yeah ill look into getting a new little guy. : /
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 12:55 AM
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Good luck and keep us updated on your new little guy! (if you get one)

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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Sorry to say it does sound like he's gone.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 10:55 AM
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Unfortunately, it was probably a problem from the handling at the store level. They don't take care of things very well. I bought 2 nerites and one died pretty quick.

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