Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Other Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #1 
NeptunesMom
Member
 
NeptunesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Iowa
Dead Snail?

So I've only had one other snail die on me (well, I've had pond snails die on me but I didn't care so much about them), so I'm not sure if this one is dead or not. Anyway, a few days ago I moved my ivory mystery snail out of the tank he/she had shared with my golden mystery snail. I intended to move the golden one too, but he/she didn't want to let go of the side of the tank. I figured I'd try later. Well, then he/she disappeared (this all occurred on the 19th of May). I didn't see him/her yesterday either. So, this morning I picked up the cave I had for them to hide in and he/she was upside down with their body hanging out of their shell. I picked him/her up and no movement. However, there is no smell and last time my snail died he/she disintegrated when I picked him/her up and smelled horrible.

I moved him/her into a cup to watch. There has been no movement for the past few hours and he/she is still hanging out of the shell. When I say hanging out of their shell I mean he/she is out as though he/she is climbing up a wall or cruising on the bottom on the tank, but is actually upside down attached to nothing.
NeptunesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #2 
colorxmexravyne
Member
 
colorxmexravyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC
Same thing happened to me! I came home after christmas break to find my snail floating in the corner of the tank, hanging out of her shell and completely unresponsive. She didn't smell bad or anything either so I wasn't 100 percent sure if she was dead or not. So I did the same thing you did.

Keep your snail in the cup and make sure a lid is on it. If in 24 hours your snail hasn't moved, open the cup and take a quick whiff of the water. If it's rancid, it's dead. If not, either assume your snail is alive or wait one more day and smell the water again.

Last edited by colorxmexravyne; 05-21-2013 at 05:03 PM.
colorxmexravyne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 06:00 PM   #3 
NeptunesMom
Member
 
NeptunesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Iowa
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorxmexravyne View Post
Same thing happened to me! I came home after christmas break to find my snail floating in the corner of the tank, hanging out of her shell and completely unresponsive. She didn't smell bad or anything either so I wasn't 100 percent sure if she was dead or not. So I did the same thing you did.

Keep your snail in the cup and make sure a lid is on it. If in 24 hours your snail hasn't moved, open the cup and take a quick whiff of the water. If it's rancid, it's dead. If not, either assume your snail is alive or wait one more day and smell the water again.
So did yours eventually die? Or was it just playing possum?
NeptunesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #4 
colorxmexravyne
Member
 
colorxmexravyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeptunesMom View Post
So did yours eventually die? Or was it just playing possum?
Mine was dead. After 24 hours in the cup, she still hadn't moved and it smelled awful in there. She never did that thing where the snails supposedly fall out of their shell, though.
colorxmexravyne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #5 
NeptunesMom
Member
 
NeptunesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Iowa
Update: Still no movement, still hanging out of the shell, still no smell... I guess the best bet is just to keep him/her in the cup. I don't want to bury him/her if he/she is still alive.
NeptunesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 05:41 AM   #6 
djembekah
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Yeah, i always take a day or two and leave them in the cup. you'll know by then if they're dead.
Posted via Mobile Device
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP. How can you tell if a snail is dead? littlegreen Other Fish 12 05-21-2012 12:02 AM
Dead snail?? Missy2280 Betta Fish Compatibility 5 01-23-2011 08:17 AM
My snail might be dead :| lilyrazen Betta Fish Compatibility 8 12-29-2009 06:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.