Mystery Snails

  1. c

    children11 Valued Member Member

    I have mystery snails in my 72 gallon tank. They seem to turn on their backs and was wondering if they can turn back over on their own or do I need to put them right side up?

    Thank You

  2. kribensis keeper

    kribensis keeper Valued Member Member

    no there fine mine do it sometimes and they filp them selves back over so just leave them they will be fine
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  4. Beth1965

    Beth1965 Well Known Member Member

    You will find your snails is all kinds of positions, you won't need to move them. They are a curious lovely bunch to watch.
    Have fun with them.
  5. c

    chrisb New Member Member

    will my pleco try to eat my snails. I keep catching the one pleco sucking on the snail shell.
  6. djadv111

    djadv111 New Member Member

    I was looking in to getting one but I was kind of worried. Do they do the "mystery" reproduction? And end up with 5 thousand nearly invisible babies?

    I thought plecos were herbivores so I think he might be eating anything that’s growing on the shell that the snail can’t reach
  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello. DJ is correct and your Pleco is probably eating the algae from the snail shell. I doubt that he would purposely eat the snail.

    DJ check out the links in post #3
  8. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    My bristlenose also "clean" my mystery snail shells :) but it doesn't hurt them.
    There are certain salt water snails that can't turn back over(strange) but all freshwater snails as far as I know can turn themselves back over.
  9. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello. I noticed that my second link in post #3 wasn't working. I corrected it.
  10. c

    chrisb New Member Member


    Thanks. I was worried my snails would get eaten.