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key_555 04-14-2008 03:07 AM

how do you know
How do you know when a anil has past on? My son (2 years old) ask me to day if his blue mystery snail way sleepin. I told him yes. But Mr. snail has not moved all day. and he is always on the wall of the tank around this time of the day 1:06 am so if any one can tell me how i can find out so that i can get a new one befor my kid finds out thanks to anyone that can help me out

herefishy 04-14-2008 03:46 AM

It's great that you pay attention to your tank.

I have had snails lay on the bottom of the tank for what seemed like an eternity.

You can always use the "nose" test. If he hasn't move in a day or two smell him. No jolke, pick it up and smell it. If he really stinks, he's gone. Or you can use the "touch" method. pick it up out of the tank and touch the shoe or "door". If he pulls it tighter, he's still alive.

Dtld9 04-14-2008 01:28 PM

I once thought my apple snail was just resting, he did it every once in awhile went to clean the tank and when I touched his shell with the vac his particles exploded out of the shell and made a mess of my tank. It was horrible and smelled BAD!!!

key_555 04-14-2008 02:03 PM

i was thinking about getting an apple snail maybe not now i think they are cool i am still trying to get all my tanks going and i was really looking for one you cant find them where i live

Dtld9 04-14-2008 02:11 PM


key_555 04-14-2008 02:26 PM

ok thanks do you know how big of a tank you would need for two i dont want the little ones i want one that is doing to get bigger

key_555 04-14-2008 02:36 PM

well mr.snail is no more i only had him for less them a month and he would not eat anything i would put in there for him? But i have another one what do i do for mizz. ivory so the samthing dose not happen to her/him

willow 04-14-2008 02:41 PM

sorry for your loss. :(
what were you trying to feed the last one. ?

key_555 04-14-2008 02:53 PM

veges greenbeans, carrot, cucommbersand the aleg wafers but he would not eat any of it i would leave the food in there all day and still he would not eat

Dtld9 04-15-2008 02:05 AM

The algae wafers should do the trick, they will also eat anything that the fish don't eat, I believe brocolli and romain lettuce is good for them. I also dose my tank with liquid calcium so they keep nice shells. I'm not sure on how many you can put in your tank. I know with ramshorns you need 2.5 gallons per snail

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