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post #21 of 43 Old 06-09-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Aww!! I didn't want to hear that about Rowan. :( Sorry to hear that.

*hugs* how long have you have Rowan?

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post #22 of 43 Old 06-09-2010, 06:42 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about that. I don't like it when pets die. It is great that you looked into why and what was going on though.

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post #23 of 43 Old 06-09-2010, 07:43 PM
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I only had her for a few short months. Not long enough. Thanks for your thoughts.

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1 fish:
Wilbur (Betta), had 2 months.
5 Snails:
Clancy (Gold), had 2 months.
Quinn (Blue), had 1 month.
Finn (Blue), had 1 month.
Owny (Gold), had 1 month.
Magee (Ivory), had under 1 month.

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post #24 of 43 Old 06-10-2010, 05:01 AM
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Sorry to hear about that! It's really unfortunate when we have pets with an illness or injury that we're helpless to treat like that.

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post #25 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 02:09 PM
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Unhappy I don't understand.

I don't know what's going on, but my next biggest female Snail (Clancy), got out of the tank last night, and I found in her the same place as Rowan; behind my dresser. Clancy's shell, is stratched, but none of her flesh in showing, and she didn't break off any major amount on the edge of her shell.

She's acting like she's hurt, and I have her seperated from the rest, but what I don't understand, is why my biggest females are leaving the tank, and getting hurt or killed. I have the tank covered, but now I've had to put some extra weight, to keep my snails in.

Does anyone know why snails would leaving the tank?

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1 fish:
Wilbur (Betta), had 2 months.
5 Snails:
Clancy (Gold), had 2 months.
Quinn (Blue), had 1 month.
Finn (Blue), had 1 month.
Owny (Gold), had 1 month.
Magee (Ivory), had under 1 month.

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post #26 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 11:56 PM
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There are a number of reasons why a snail may leave its tank. One of them is that the conditions in the tank may not be providing everything they need, so they set out to find something better. They have no way to know that the only water source for them is inside of your tank. In a natural habitat, when things aren't just right, they simply move on.

Another reason may be spawning. They may be seeking proper conditions to spawn, and your tank maybe doesn't offer that. Have you tried lowering your water level in the tank by a couple of inches? Some species of snail such as mystery snails and apple snails need to lay their eggs out of water where it is constantly moist/damp but not submerged.

Check your water temp. Again we go back to conditions that may not be optimal for what they need/desire.

Are they getting enough of the right foods? Snails will often travel in search of a better or more ample food supply.

How many different snail species are in your tank? Not all species of snail are compatible. It could also be that your snails are trying to get away from each other. Try watching for behavior changes after the lights go out, also. Most animals have different behavior patterns and habits after dark... Give them 30 - 40 minutes after lights out and sit near the tank and just observe their behavior. Do they become more active? Do any of them become more aggressive towards others? Do they all try to attack the same food source and there isn't enough room/territory to share? enough supply to share peacefully?

Lots of possible reasons, these are the first ones I would be investigating.

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post #27 of 43 Old 06-14-2010, 12:32 AM
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I have 2 blue, 1 ivory, and 3 gold mystery snails. I have 1, maybe 2 males, my known mail is very large, and very sexually active. I give them pently of food, the water is the right temp, and I will lower the water level.

5.5 Gallon


1 fish:
Wilbur (Betta), had 2 months.
5 Snails:
Clancy (Gold), had 2 months.
Quinn (Blue), had 1 month.
Finn (Blue), had 1 month.
Owny (Gold), had 1 month.
Magee (Ivory), had under 1 month.

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post #28 of 43 Old 06-16-2010, 12:03 PM
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Clancy laid eggs.

Clancy, the snail that got out of the tank and fell, laid her eggs last night. There are two groups of large, white eggs, there were three, but one of them fell into the water last night.

Can anyone tell me what kind of snail, lays white eggs?

5.5 Gallon


1 fish:
Wilbur (Betta), had 2 months.
5 Snails:
Clancy (Gold), had 2 months.
Quinn (Blue), had 1 month.
Finn (Blue), had 1 month.
Owny (Gold), had 1 month.
Magee (Ivory), had under 1 month.

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post #29 of 43 Old 06-16-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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APPLE SNAILS~~!! =D It seems like they were in their breeding behavior all of this time. lol Still I hope that Clancy heals her shell. :) I want to see pictures of the eggs. :D

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post #30 of 43 Old 06-16-2010, 04:14 PM
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How do I add photos?

5.5 Gallon


1 fish:
Wilbur (Betta), had 2 months.
5 Snails:
Clancy (Gold), had 2 months.
Quinn (Blue), had 1 month.
Finn (Blue), had 1 month.
Owny (Gold), had 1 month.
Magee (Ivory), had under 1 month.

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