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Old 11-25-2007, 01:54 AM   #1
 
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I got a mystery snail about 14 hours ago. Since then he has only moved about a cm. lol Is that normal? He also has a small hairline crack running through his shell which I noticed right after I took him out of the bag. Is this bad? Sorry for asking so many questions here.

Here is the position he has been in since I got him.


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Old 11-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
 
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I got a mystery snail about 14 hours ago. Since then he has only moved about a cm. lol Is that normal? He also has a small hairline crack running through his shell which I noticed right after I took him out of the bag. Is this bad? Sorry for asking so many questions here.
If you have a low pH like I do then their shells with eventually crack and potentially deteriorate. The snails I have always brought home have all had hairline cracks in them.

As far as him not moving yet... A stressed snail can sit still for quite a while. I had one get stuck to the netting around my power head for who knows how long (a couple hours at most). I pulled him off and thought he was dead, he didn't move or come out of his shell for 2 days. He is alive and well and racing around the tank as usual.

Give him some time, he may just be stressed from moving to his new home.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
 
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Thanks for the reply, this afternoon he is zipping all over the tank so I guess he has settled in.
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