Floating snail?

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some snails end up floting for a bit if they get air in there shells but they usualy have there heads out looking for a landing spot. why not put it in a glass of tank water overnight to see if it lives.

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Actually, some snails do float for periods of time, it doesn't necessarily mean it's dead. Here's a way to check - pull it out of the water and use your fingernail to pry open the "door". If you can easily open it, dead as a doornail... :lol: Excuse the pun! Anyways, if it stays tightly shut, live snail who's probably just enjoying the current!
 

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juliethegr8t said:
Actually, some snails do float for periods of time, it doesn't necessarily mean it's dead. Here's a way to check - pull it out of the water and use your fingernail to pry open the "door". If you can easily open it, dead as a doornail... :lol: Excuse the pun! Anyways, if it stays tightly shut, live snail who's probably just enjoying the current!
:nod: very correct :nod:
 

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freshmike said:
juliethegr8t said:
Actually, some snails do float for periods of time, it doesn't necessarily mean it's dead. Here's a way to check - pull it out of the water and use your fingernail to pry open the "door". If you can easily open it, dead as a doornail... :lol: Excuse the pun! Anyways, if it stays tightly shut, live snail who's probably just enjoying the current!
:nod: very correct :nod:
Yup, and they smell foul too :sick:
 
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Well I guess I should prolly stop assuming things.....Cause my snail isn't dead. Phew!! Woke up this morning and he was crawling around the tank happy as a clam...or a snail..Hehe... :fun: :thumbs:
 

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Ya also some snails when they go up out of the water Get a air bubble trapped in there shell Which of course will make them Float
 

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