Mystery Snails

Discussion in 'Snails' started by children11, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. children11Valued MemberMember

    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 keeperValued MemberMember

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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  4. Beth1965

    Beth1965Well Known MemberMember

    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. chrisbNew MemberMember

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

    djadv111New MemberMember

    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
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  7. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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

    ButterflyModeratorModerator 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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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


    Thanks. I was worried my snails would get eaten.

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