Dead Snail?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by DHIWZ, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. DHIWZ

    DHIWZValued MemberMember

    I have a Horned Nerite Snail that is pressed against the glass but his mouth isn't opening and closing like the other Nerites in my tank. Occasionally his stalks move a bit but not that much. I'm wondering if he's dead and if I should take him out at this point.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    To check if he is dead take him out of the tank and look in his shell. If there is no snail in there or he is obviously dead then he's dead. If you're still not sure then smell him, a dead snail smells really bad.

    If he moves at all or is stuck on the glass he is alive. My horned nerite is less active and is not as good at eating algae as the normal nerites in my tank.
  3. OP

    DHIWZValued MemberMember

    Ended up being a false alarm, after an hour of sitting perfectly still he took a giant yawn and started eating again. Guess he was just asleep or something
  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Awww just tired :) I'm imagining a snail yawning right now
  5. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    My picture got deleted, because it wasn't mine.
    I did say that it was found online, but I should've given the link for it.
  6. AllieSten

    AllieStenFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, you gotta be the owner of the photo to share it.

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