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04-20-2012, 02:51 PM #1
Mopey Mystery snail with gray fuzz
My normally very active Mystery snail is moping on the bottom of the tank this morning. It's moving slightly (at one point it snapped its operculum closed), so I know it's alive.
But it's mostly staying still with the trap half-open, and this grayish fuzzy-gelatinous-looking stuff on its foot:
Parameters: 78 degrees, pH 6.2, ammonia .25, nitrite 0, nitrates 0.
(The pH has been gradually dropping over the last few weeks, but no sudden changes. The ammonia rise happened since yesterday.)
04-20-2012, 03:04 PM #2Member Angelfish
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- Mar 2012
looks like some bacterial thing to me =/ dont much about snails though.
04-20-2012, 03:47 PM #3
What's in your tank besides the snail? With slight ammonia & no nitrates I am assuming your tank isn't cycled yet? Maybe the ammonia is affecting it?46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
04-20-2012, 03:51 PM #4
The only other occupant is a betta. It's a 5-gallon tank, which was cycled, but I switched filters a few days ago (from a Tetra Whisper to AC20).
I transferred the Biomax beads from the old to new filter. I'm probably having a mini-cycle. I'll be doing a water change in about an hour.
The snail has started moving around, but not at its normal pace (which is pretty impressive, for a snail).
04-20-2012, 04:44 PM #5
my mystery snails would occasionally leave something that looked like that on the driftwood. No idea what it was. If it was a pond snail or something I'd say it was eggs, but mystery snail eggs don't look anything like that.300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
04-20-2012, 06:25 PM #6
Little Ronnie Jeremy seems to be fine now.
04-21-2012, 02:51 AM #7Junior Member Guppy
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- Traverse City, MI
I was having some problems awhile back with my snails and they were doing this same thing. I was told they were reacting to an irritant in the water. Unfortunately mine didn't fare as well as yours. Glad yours is back to normal now. He looks a lot like one of mine. :)