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Snails falling off tank walls and dying!
I've now lost 2 snails in a few weeks because they fell off the back wall of the tank and landed on their "backs," and by the time I noticed them they were dead. This happened in 2 different tanks around the same time! Both were tiger nirite snails. They were good hiders and would often be inside decor or behind plants, so it took me a while to realize I hadn't seen them in days and go searching.
Is there something specific that could be causing this? I love having 1 large snail in each of my 10 gallon tanks to clean the algae. They were doing a great job, and since they've died the algae is just starting to grow wild.
They feel inside the tank or outside the tank? If its inside that is really strange my snails fall like this quite often and I have never had any die from it. It will be interesting to see what others have to say.
Maybe they just died and where on there backs where you saw them?
Thanks for the responses. They fall inside the tank, so I found both of them them on the gravel in the tanks on their backs.
I guess I dont know for sure that they fell off the wall, but why else would they be on their backs?
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