10-26-2012, 03:04 PM
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Is my snail ok?
Hi all. I am a new fishkeeper. I've had my tank up about 2 months. I have a golden apple/mystery snail. I love him (or her). I have a 20g with the snail and friendly community fish. None of them bother the snail that I have seen. I also have a few live plants. All my water params are good. About a month ago my tank has an ick breakout. I moved the snail to a 2 g tank by himself while I treated the 20 g with copper. After I rid the tank of ick AND copper I put him back in the 20 g.
My question is - before the ick outbreak he was very active. He was all over the 20g tank. Of course he would go inside the caves and rocks I have in the tank but I still saw him about the tank on a regular basis. Since I've put him back in the 20 g I never see him. For several days I did not see him and I looked under one of the large rocks and he was inside. Over the last 3 days I did see him come out once in the morning when I fed the fish. So I know he is not dead. I work from home, next to the tank so I am looking at all pretty much all day.
Is this normal? Are there any reasons why he may be less active now than before? I double checked for copper - i have a liquid copper test and there is no copper. I miss seeing him scootin around.