06-25-2014, 05:17 PM
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Why do my Nerite Snails keep crawling out of the water?
I got 2 Nerites on Monday and they are pretty active. They had
an ADF as a tank mate, but the frog died mysteriously with a layer of a semi-clear substance encasing one of its legs. They currently live in a 10g tank that recently overcame greenwater. Today, I couldn't find one of them anywhere, and all that is in their tank is a pile of gravel off to the side. I found it on the glass outside of the water, just sitting there. I pushed it away as gently as i could until it dropped and continued to crawl on the bottom of the tank in the water. Just now, I couldn't find either of them, and this time the one who left before was in the corner and the other was under the rim of the HOB.
I'm used to my Mystery snails leaving the water to lay eggs , but I know these cannot reproduce without brackish water. Is this normal behavior for this type of snails, or does something like the frog dying have anything to do with it?