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wen4003 07-28-2008 01:30 PM

mystery snail leaving shell
 
My apple mystery snail has left his shell today. Will he grow a new one? What do I do with the old shell?

He's moving around the tank and seems to be ok, but I just don't know what to do now.

Thanks in advance for your help.

okiemavis 07-28-2008 05:23 PM

I've never heard of a snail leaving it's shell. In fact, I was pretty sure they couldn't. If it is still alive, I doubt it will be for much longer.

Little-Fizz 07-28-2008 08:55 PM

Nope, sorry to tell you but hes a goner :( Mystery snails have like a huge tendon or muscle or something attaching them to their shell and if it snaps then they will die.


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