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post #1 of 3 Old 07-28-2008, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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mystery snail leaving shell

My apple mystery snail has left his shell today. Will he grow a new one? What do I do with the old shell?

He's moving around the tank and seems to be ok, but I just don't know what to do now.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-28-2008, 06:23 PM
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I've never heard of a snail leaving it's shell. In fact, I was pretty sure they couldn't. If it is still alive, I doubt it will be for much longer.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-28-2008, 09:55 PM
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Nope, sorry to tell you but hes a goner :( Mystery snails have like a huge tendon or muscle or something attaching them to their shell and if it snaps then they will die.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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