Thread: Nerite snails dead?
08-30-2014, 04:40 PM #1Member CoryCat
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Nerite snails dead?
I just bought two zebra nerite snails yesterday from my LFS. Each one looked like their shell was only 3/4 developed. I acclimated them for about 30 minutes and put them in my 20 gallon FW tank As of this morning they have not moved at all from where I put them yesterday. They are not bobbing at at the surface as if they were dead. Help please.
08-30-2014, 04:46 PM #2
Snails may sit for hours at a time, not moving
If their trapdoors are tightly shut, they should be fine
Have you tried any sinking foods?
08-30-2014, 05:54 PM #3
Have you out them on their backs? Sometimes nerites have trouble righting themselves.
A night is quite a long time to spend in a single spot, even for a snail. The best way to tell whether one is dead is to smell it. There is zero ambiguity. A dead snail will let you know it is dead.