What's new

Snail escape :(

ElissaBee

New Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2020
Messages
43
Reaction score
41
Location
New York
My mystery snail escaped my tank. Which is 85% covered so that's crazy. I just found him on the floor, his shell was dry. Don't know how long he was there but how long does it take for a snail out of water to die? I loved this snail. I put him back in the tank in hopes he's still alive.
 

PheonixKingZ

Fish Gatherer
Pet of the Month!
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
5,905
Reaction score
2,269
Location
Lawrenceburg KY.
I’m sorry to hear that...

Did you look inside it’s shell to see if there’s anything in there?

Mystery snails are escape artists. I once had one escape out of a 1 inch wide opening.
 
OP
ElissaBee

ElissaBee

New Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2020
Messages
43
Reaction score
41
Location
New York
I’m sorry to hear that...

Did you look inside it’s shell to see if there’s anything in there?

Mystery snails are escape artists. I once had one escape out of a 1 inch wide opening.
Yes his body is still in the shell. But it looks a little slimy. I mean more than usual. He's in a cup of tank water now. I'm watching for signs of life.
 

Retired Viking

Fish Herder
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
3,525
Reaction score
2,511
Location
north woods
It may take a couple of days for him to move if he is alive. If after a few days he starts to stink you know he is dead. I had one sit on the bottom for over a week before he started moving. Good luck.
 

essjay

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Global Moderator
Joined
Nov 28, 2006
Messages
6,475
Reaction score
1,830
Location
Teesside, UK
Even stuffing filter floss into every hole will stop a snail getting out.
 

trending

Staff online

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Top