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Old 04-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #1 
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If Mystery Snails Float, Are They Dead?

Just asking because I got a shipment of blue mystery snails in the mail, I originally thought they were all dead, but was told to put them into the tank anyway.

5 out of 9 started coming out of their shells and exploring. That made me happy.

The other 4 are just floating in the water. Their trap doors are all closed tight, but there are no signs of movement.

Are the 4 dead or just shy?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #2 
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Here's one of the okay looking ones.

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #3 
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No. Mine float and come back to nom on things
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:33 AM   #4 
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They're just being a bit lazy :) mine used to do it from time to time.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:48 AM   #5 
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Okay, thanks guys!
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #6 
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When they are dead the trapdoor will not be shut tightly because they no longer have the muscle control to keep it shut. So I would say that they should all be perfectly fine as long the trapdoors stay shut nice and tight.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #7 
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Floating inside their shell does not mean death. Like fish some snails take longer to acclimate. You can always do the sniff test to check for life.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:44 AM   #8 
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Thanks for all the advice guys!

Most of them have come around by now.
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