Mystery Snail Floater

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So I arose today to a sight of one of my mystery snails floating around in the water, with their face and foot out.

I poked their shell and it was responsive so it isn't dead.

My other mystery snail is fine and they are in the same tank.

Anyone know??
 

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Discus-Tang said:
So I arose today to a sight of one of my mystery snails floating around in the water, with their face and foot out.

I poked their shell and it was responsive so it isn't dead.

My other mystery snail is fine and they are in the same tank.

Anyone know??
My snails do that all the time. Eventually they either blow a bubble and sink or attack to something again. Yours might by looking for food, when did you last feed them?
 

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Mine used to do it just for fun, as far as I can tell. It doesn't do it as much in the new tank where it doesn't get pecked like crazy, and where it doesn't need to look for floating food. It only gets algae wafers now because I keep forgetting to pick up more turtle sticks. Still, they do need daily feeding in a warmer tank, such as my tropical ones. Even right now they're just sitting in the bubbles. It's completely normal behaviour, though it can indicate high ammonia if it stays withdrawn, as though trying to float to better parts of the river. But being out it's probably either for fun or food.
 
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Yeah, feeding is an issue because of the goldfish. Tried algae wafers, lettuce etc. They got a little bit of food from them.
 

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Try taking them out and feeding them in a cup of tank water. Make sure it's clear so you can see when they're done.
 
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InsanityShard said:
Try taking them out and feeding them in a cup of tank water. Make sure it's clear so you can see when they're done.
Thanks a bunch. But won't this practice stress 'em??
 

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Thanks a bunch. But won't this practice stress 'em??
You can also try putting in a chumk of cucumber is or something that your fish wont be as interested in eating, but that your snails will love.
 
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fjh said:
You can also try putting in a chumk of cucumber is or something that your fish wont be as interested in eating, but that your snails will love.
Goldfish are interested in everything.
 
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Thanks everyone for your help, I'm gonna go with the cup method.
 

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fjh said:
You can also try putting in a chumk of cucumber is or something that your fish wont be as interested in eating, but that your snails will love.
my gold fish LOVE cukes and zuccini lol weirdos
 
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