08-06-2007, 05:46 PM
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Nice snail. Very large, I'd say that's about as large as you'd ever see a mystery snail. Looks very healthy, his actual body is wonderful. Nice shell too.
My mystery snail is gone. I observed him by the intake of the filter for 2 days, thinking he had found a good buildup of algae to feast on for a bit.
Finally, I flashed a light closer to him, and saw that his head was being sucked up the intake! He was being ravaged by the intake for two days, poor thing. He was the perfect specimen too! About the size of a quarter, a beautiful, golden shell with literally no imperfections. :(
I'll be getting a new one as soon as the lfs gets a new shipment. I went back a day or two later, and they were ALL upturned, trap doors half open, some of them floating on the surface, a few even had their whole bodies hanging out limp. I assumed most of the were dead, but I wasn't going to risk buying one.
I'll get a new one when their snails are out and about! :D :D :D