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I've had my rabbit snail in my 29 gallon for over 1.5 months now. He was always really active and moving around my tank looking for food. 4 days ago he didn't come out of his shell the whole day. For the next 3 days he was tucked really far up inside his shell and in the same spot of my tank. I picked him up today and smelled his shell to see if it smelled rotten but it didn't. I know he's not dead but how long can he go without food and without coming out of his shell? I'm really worried about him. My water parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 7 nitrate.
 

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If you smelled his shell, and it smelled bad, he is probably dead. Keep an eye on him. Put a blanched cucumber (or whatever you feed him) underneath him, when you put him in the tank.
 
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Thank you. I have an algae wafer under him right now but he still won't come out.
 

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How are your parameters? I have found if snails are not as active it can come down to something not right in the tank
 
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Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 7. All my other snails are moving around and really active other than my rabbit snail.
 
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I smelled his shell again just now and it smelled awful. I'm really going to miss him :(. I know people may think it's just a snail but I loved that snail so much. What could have caused him to die? He was eating one day and dead the next.
R.I.P. Pebbles. You will be missed my little snail. :rip:
 

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