found my missing blues

Discussion in 'Snails' started by monkeypie102, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    My 2 confermed female blue mysteries went missing 2 days ago... last night I found one under my laundry basket picked her up, no bad smell and her trap was shut tight.. I tossed her in my tank hoping she was fine, hour last she was chugging along... then today I look done next to my door and see the other one pick it up, no smell but the front of her shell is busted... not to bad though so i am not worried... set her in the tank now she is chugging around... so now i know to keep the cloths baskets near the tank... and am amazed they were still alive after 2+ days of no water... however I am confused as to why after 3 months of having them they decide to leave the tank... wat parms are all in check and the Ph is still 7.4-7.6(I can never tell the difference)...
     
  2. soarl

    soarl Valued Member Member

    Wow that is strange. I've spent lot's of time looking for one or more of mine too. So far they have always been in the tank though! There isn't much of a gap anywhere for them to escape but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen! Glad you found them though!
     
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    monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    All my tanks are open tops so i would have thought if they escaped it would have been done by now... I am liking of taking my screen top that goes to there tank and screening them in... scared the crab cakes out of me...
     




  4. soarl

    soarl Valued Member Member

    Ahh yeah...I bet!

    I was loosing way too much water to keep it open top. Plus my bubbles make a lot of splash at the top and would soak my light!
     
  5. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    So glad to hear you found them and hope you spanked their butts ;)

    They may have been looking for somewhere to lay a clutch that is usually why mysteries go AWOL only one of my tanks is open top and when I had bing and bong in there they thankfully never escaped now they are in a fluval edge but I still found bing in the filter once naughty snail I only found them because it was rattling and that was because they were being banged about.

    Must have been like being in a spin dryer I think they learned their lesson I've not found them in there again
     
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    monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    I lose about 2" of water a week but when I do water changes it doesn't matter to much... now that winter is here its losing less water... I may switch it up and buy some glass tops... wait I can't nvm scratch thank... the mangrove I got I have to keep open tops...

    I hear rattling ever so offer its a large MTS that found its way in... normally clues me into cleaning the filters...
     
  7. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    Lol :) water evaporates from Mordin's tank rather quickly I do top ups every other day but I figure it's because of the 64 led lights I have running for the plants he is in a customised fluval chi. I do like the open topped look and I am very careful not to use any sprays or anything like that in the same room as his tank just in case :)
     
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    monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    Same here with my tanks I love the look but nothing worse than a candle is ever sprayed/added to my little room ;)
     
  9. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    Mordin's tank is in the living room so nothing aerosol is allowed unless I have cyran wrapped his tank lol I am a little overprotective of my little monkey fish :)
     
  10. S

    Shazray New Member Member

    I am not an expert of these snails but you may want to let your water level go down a bit so there is an inch or two of glass at the top for them to lay their eggs...
     
  11. c

    catsma_97504 Fishlore Legend Member

    Mystery snails will leave the tank when the right conditions do not exist when it is time to lay the clutch. Lower the water level, even just 1/2 an inch to give them an area to deposit the eggs.

    Sounds like you will soon see some tiny snails crawling about!
     
  12. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, as already stated, lower the water level and if need be, put some Saran wrap over the top. It's better to be safe than sorry.
    Glad you were able to find them :)
     
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    monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    Actually they laid eggs about 2-3 weeks ago :) so them escaping is strange... though it was just after a water change if i remember right... they laid 3 clutches! 1 has already hatch most of its eggs...
     
  14. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe they just fancied a wonderful snail adventure lol
     
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    monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    Well cool for them... scary for me... I would have been upset had I not found them...
     
  16. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    I am glad that you spotted them
     




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