My Mystery snail got out
I found him/her on the floor after I got home from work yesterday. It must have crawled through the opening by the filter. My 2 year old daughter found it. That was a hard one to explain. I told her the snail was sick and I have to take it to the doctor.......I'll stop at the pet store on the way home today and I hope all will be well. It's too bad, we all liked that snail.
Sorry to hear that. :(
Cover all tank openings with tin foil if nothing else. I recommend plastic canvas mesh used for needlepoint. It's less than a dollar, flexible, easy to cut to fit; just tape in place.
If the shell is intact (and it's a type of apple snail that has a lung and gill) it can survive a week out of water tightly closed up.
Ooooh, escargot. sorry for the loss. It's unbelievable that some of these little critters find their way out using the tiniest of spaces.
I am sorry for your loss. I have not had them climb out yet but have lost them due to poor care from the supplier so I knopw how it goes.
One thing though, again I have never had them climb out and I think there might be a chance that something is wrong with your tank. Did you test for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates? How about pH, KH and GH? Is just a shot in the dark but could be the reason the snail was looking for "cleaner water".
The big 3 are very good. 0,0 and 20. pH is high around 7.8. I haven't tested the other two lately. I do at least a 50% water change every week and vacuum half the tank while I'm at it.
One thing I did notice was my water level was high. I did a water change the day before and I guess I filled it up more than normal. It was almost touching the canopy....which might have given him access to the roof.
Well good job with the tank parameters. That shoulnd't be the reason unless the water is really soft. You might have just had a wanderer. Oh and I simply love plastic canvas. It is so easy to cut, so easy to fit into places and so versatile. Just a tip on using it, if oyu are worried about the sharp edges let when you cut it, use a lighter and run it along the edge and the sharpness will go away.
sorry for your loss buddy :(
i guess the grass isnt always wetter on the otherside
aww sorry bout that,what a shame,
i'll echo above,maybe wondered due to the high water,
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