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NickJonasLover 01-04-2009 09:40 PM

I nneed Help Fast
i have a snail his name is Roulfh whenn i came into my room to feed my fish my snnail was onn the bottom onn his back with his body out of his shell does this meann he is dead or did he just fall over andn nneeds help geting back onn his other side:cry:

fishman09 01-04-2009 09:43 PM

no, they always do that, there sleeoing, h will slide around again

onefish2fish 01-04-2009 09:44 PM

the snail shouldnt come out of its shell. if its trying to flip itself over it shouldnt have a problem doing so (only salt water astrea snails seem to have this problem that i am aware of )
you can try flipping him over yourself but to me he sounds like hes done for sadly. could you post more info on your tank, like what kind of fish, how big, how long has it been running, filtration, feeding, could you post actual tank parameters like ammonia, nitrite, nitrate,pH, temp?

NickJonasLover 01-04-2009 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by fishman09 (Post 161083)
no, they always do that, there sleeoing, h will slide around again

but it looks like he won't be able to get back up his shell is onn the grounnd andn the rest of his body is in the water not holding anything andn he is not moving at all

fishman09 01-04-2009 09:48 PM

i have four snails in a 40 gallon tropical tank, and they always do that, like everyday, he should be fine

NickJonasLover 01-04-2009 09:50 PM

i dont no all of that but no i have fancy guppys i have one snail it is freash water it is a 10 gallonn it stays around72 degrees and it has been runninng for almost 2 year

NickJonasLover 01-04-2009 09:51 PM

i dont no it seems like he wont be coming around the part that is sticking up is a litle lighter then usaul

onefish2fish 01-04-2009 09:55 PM

if it is out of the shell im going to say its dead.

fishman09 01-04-2009 09:56 PM

yah,if it is out of its shell it is probally dead

MegK 01-04-2009 09:56 PM

when ever my snail let go of the tank wall he was able to flip over no problem. he died on me tho when we looked like he was coming out of his shell and wouldnt go back in after a day

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