Is it normal for snails to swim?! Question

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Boeing250, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

    I have a snail that I sometimes see swimming around in the tank,not just scooting around on the glass.Is this normal?

  2. Phishphin

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember

    What kind of snail is it?
  3. ricmcc

    ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    What sort of stroke does he employ?-rick
  4. OP

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

    I think she's a bladder snail.
  5. ricmcc

    ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    I wonder if the snail does not so much swim, as jets about, in the manner of an oyster? They can actually move quite quickly, but at any rate, having no answer I will stick with, don't worry, call in the morning should he attempt to fly:)-----rick
  6. Sayba

    SaybaWell Known MemberMember

    I had some very large pet pond snails when I first started out, they used to randomly float up and drift around in the current. I think they do it if they feel threatened or to move somewhere that may gave more food. Completely normal to me.
  7. Phishphin

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember

    Sayba brings up a good point. Since I wouldn't imagine a snail has the capacity for boredom, there is a biological reason behind its unusual rapid movement that probably stems from some type of "I need to go someplace else NOW" instinct.

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  8. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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