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I purchased a baby (roughly pea sized, a little larger) purple mystery snail from a local breeder. They were active for the first 2-3 minutes I had them in the tank, and have been doing nothing else. Sometimes laying slightly open, another time floating with its body out. I have checked multiple times and it is alive.

How many gallons is your tank?.5
Does it have a filter? No
Does it have a heater? No
What temperature is your tank? 75
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your snail have tank mates? What kind? No

What food brand do you use? Top Fin sinking Algae crumbles, Omego One Shrimp Pellets, I also tried carrots
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your snail? How much? I have tried 3 different times, each time I left the food in there for roughly 2 hours before I removed it untouched

Before your Snail became ill how often did you perform a water change? N/A. I have done a water change every day since I had him
What percentage of water did you change? 50-75%
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Dip out
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner? Prime, Tropical Science Nitromax Nitrifying Bacteria, cuttlebone

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: .1, 0 (2 times when I did the water change all numbers were 0, but this last one I just did did have a slight rise in ammonia)
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.6
Hardness (GH): 214.8
Alkalinity (KH): 161.1

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Within minutes of putting him in the tank
How has your snails appearance changed? Unknown
How has your snails behavior changed? Wasn’t moved, when it does open it’s foot is scrunched up, has never clung to the wall or anything
Is your snails still eating? Hasn’t eaten
Have you started treating your snail? If so, how? More frequent water changes, currently in a shallow container with a carrot peel to see if he will eat
Does your snail have any history of being ill? Unknown
How long have you owned your snail? 3 days
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? Unknown


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