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    I've got a new nerite snail (been in the tank a day now) at first it was very active moving around and eating. However when I got home today it was just sitting there not moving then a few hours later I noticed it had buried its self in the gravel. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the snail or tank?
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    10 gallon QT: empty

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    I have never seen a nerite burrow but I can say that long periods of inactivity are a natural part of a snail's lifestyle. They don't cruise around all day.

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    ^ Same
    IME Nerite snails are quite chilled out... So to speak.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Ok thanks first snail and didn't really do the proper research before picking one up.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
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    Don't worry. You won't get any nasty surprises with nerites. Small, beautiful hardworking and hardy algae eaters. The downside is that they are outright boring.

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    Lol Yep, The commonly available ones aren't exactly show stoppers but spicier varieties are available.

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    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Don't worry. You won't get any nasty surprises with nerites. Small, beautiful hardworking and hardy algae eaters. The downside is that they are outright boring.
    That's what I knew before getting one just didn't know how boring they are haha.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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