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Old 11-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #1 
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Questions about mystery snails

Do I need to quarantine/acclimate snails the same way as regular fish? If so, how long?

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Old 11-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #2 
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Do I need to quarantine/acclimate snails the same way as regular fish? If so, how long?

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Some say yes, some say no. Surprise surprise

Personally, I never have quarantined or acclimated snails.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #3 
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Same here. I've never had snail issues or QT'd them at all. With acclimating, I do so if it's the first time I've bought them, so they get used to the temp, but otherwise no.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #4 
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Okay thanks! These are petstore snails just to add. Don't know if that risks disease. I need to get snails, because the order I placed with another member hasn't shown up.........
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #5 
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Snails don't get or carry disease in the same way as fish
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #6 
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Oh, didn't know that =) Learn something new here everyday
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #7 
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The two are different species, so there's very few diseases that'll actually transfer from snail-to-fish or fish-to-snail. Be careful though, if they die, the ammonia can shoot up. You know a dead snail is dead when you've picked him up and gave him a sniff. If it's a REALLY bad smell, he's dead.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #8 
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Yep, mine smelled terrible when s/he died.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #9 
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I've never quarantined any snails for more than a few hours to acclimate them to my water/temps. After being shipped I do keep them in a separate tank for a few hours just to make sure they are all moving around and alive. Don't want to drop a dead snail in the tank with the beloved fishies. Giving them an algae wafer is often enough incentive to get them moving after coming out of the shipping bag.
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Also, if the trap door is loose, or can be pulled out, dead snail
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