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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 02:35 PM
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I've got an apple/mystery snail in my 5.5 and I call Emit my little vacuum cleaner. He's much more tidy than messy. Very helpful around his house.
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I've got a mystery snail in my 5 gallon. It's fully planted and was several months old before I added him, and it was totally not planned (she bullied the other snail in her section of the big tank quite badly). It can be done, but it's a little more difficult than in a larger tank
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You will want to clean you tank more often mystery snail produce alot of waste so it could raise your ammonia and nitrates. They are interesting and fun to watch but just be sure to to keep an eye that. You will probably want to feed the mystery snail an algae wafer daily.


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Question: I went to check in on the little dude and found him floating at the top of the tank, trapdoor loosely open most of the way, not moving. So I picked him up to smell him, he smelled fine, and I gently moved his trapdoor and he closed it so I put him back in the tank, near the bottom but he floated back up to the top and sat there his trapdoor open again. Just got back from class to see if he had moved but he's still floating, but his trapdoor isn't as open as it was this morning. Did he die or is he just being weird?

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That normally isn't good. They do give resistance or some sort or reaction if you press on the trap door. I would do a water change or two on your tank regardless of your snails condition. Snails will be the first to act strange, start heading to the surface ect when water quality is off. So for your fish and the snail if it's still alive you will want to clean the tank. You might want to remove the snail and put in another container to observe it's behavior for 3-4 days. The snail adds to the biolload of the tank so you have to be mindful of that. If you lose this snail and you still really want one I would see about getting one nerite snail they are smaller and will produce a little less waste.


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Remember to feed the snail.
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Toothless died. He started to smell a little and when I tested his door he didn't retract.

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Hi, I am considering on getting a apple/mystery snail and putting one in my 5.5 gallon tank with my betta bubbles, I have a feeding hole on the hood of the tank. Should I be worried about the snail escaping through there? And can apple snails eat water bottles because I have a water bottle plastic base covering the filter so it can be low flow.
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I use the vac each change and I do have one live plant (anubias) in the tank I manage to kill moss balls though so live plants are kinda a wary thing with me. So far toothless is active.
I read that Moss Balls can't survive in heated waters, they'll brown up and melt. Assuming that your tank is heated, that may be the issue?

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Not sure. Either way i dont do live plants anymore. I had a planted anubias tank for a while but they all died when i lost my late Vt Sammy who had magic plant poop. After that the plants started dying and then caused a nitrate spike killing the fish in that tank.

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