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Nerite snail dying??

Discussion in 'Shrimps & Other Invertebrates' started by Kelly Preussner, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Kelly Preussner

    Kelly Preussner New Member

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    i am new to snails. I have 6 nerite snails in my tank with Livebearers because I heard they are best for NOT reproducing. One of my snails was upside down as I often find them, I flipped it over & it still has not moved in over 1 day. I can see it is not attached to the bottom of the tank. I took it out & smelled it, does not smell at all. The “trap door” is soft. I have heard these are all indications the snail is still alive. I am now going on day two of it not attaching to anything. Should I leave it in the tank??
     
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    A dead snail smells appalling, once you've sniffed it you'll never forget that smell.

    My nerites go through phases of landing on their backs, and I have to turn them over. But I have to say that once they stop moving, mine have usually died a few days later. Keep an eye on yours, you don't want to leave a dead snail in the tank. Check it very day.
     
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    Make sure your water quality is good and if you have any concerns about their health, do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.
     
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    Thanks. Water is all good. I actually did my weekly 50% change 2 days ago. I have 6 total nerites and the others are moving around beautifully. This particular snail is my largest by far & it just won’t move yet.
     
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    Update, my snail is still not moving but also not dead. All other snails are good. I will keep checking every day. Thanks!
     

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