11-25-2007, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindsey88
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.