Lady came into the LFS ahead of me today and had this little guy. Her kids were collecting seashells at the beach in CalI and when they got home to Colorado they found this fella hitchhiking in the bag of shells. They assumed he was a salt water snail and she broughtt him in on a cup with a little sea salt in it.
I offered to just take the snail as I believe it’s just a garden snail that was hanging out at the beach. And the pet store clerk agreed with me.
I will post a pic of him in the identify section just to be sure but my questions are,
will he be okay from being transported in salty water if he is just a garden snail ?
Is he a garden snail?
He seemed pretty lively and quick for a snail but now that I got him home put him in his bowl and rinsed him with safe freshwater he is just hanging at the top of the bowl.
Was he in pain from the salt?
or is he some sort of brackish snail that needs it?
Also I didn’t expect to be homing this guy and I’ve just recently gotten into keeping freshwater snails in my aquarium I have no clue what to do with a land snail. I will be googling and researching but I thought I would post here first just to cover all my bases. so I have him in the bowl pictured with rocks above the water level and some live basil and lettuce any care tips for him would be appreciated and any ideas for a nice tank setup for him are also appreciated.