Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Is My Mystery Snail Dead?
My sweet little ivory mystery snail was happy and fine a few days ago. Doing his thing. Crawling around, hanging onto side of tank, ect. Then about 2 days ago, it was just laying on its back with its body hanging out. I've seen my other snail do this, so I thought, he's probably just doing the strange things that snails do. Then, I noticed he was laying there like that a little to long, so I thought, maybe he cant get off his back. So I turned him over onto his foot. Then, the next day, he was on his side, doing that weird, hanging out the shell thing. I poked him a little bit just to see if he would react and he did. Didn't retreat into his shell, but moved. So I left him alone.
This morning he was semi-closed, his foot partially hanging out. I took him out the tank. Smells fine. But when I pull on his trap door, he doesn't pull his foot back. If I try hard enough, I can probably pull his whole body out if I want - he's simply not reacting. I took him out of the water to see if maybe he would search for water...So far, no movements.
Sounds bad, right?