Nerite on its back

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GAguayo

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Hi,

I recently purchased 4 nerites for my 20 gallon and they were fine for the first day or so but now they all on their backs and they come out of the shell but don't right themselfs. I've tried righting them myself but they just end up on their backs again my parameters check out my ph is in the 8 range and I add GH booster I don't know what to do. Any ideas?

Two have olive color and stripes
One has an orange hue and spots and one us yellow with stripes

 

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Nerites can't right themselves when they flip over, so always flip then upright if you catch them on their backs. What other fish are in there? It's possible that the flow from your filter is knocking them over or overly active fish are pecking them off the glass or bumping them. Are your water parameters ok? Nerites usually just try to escape if the water is bad though. ..



 

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You might try supplementing their diet with fresh veggies, mine really like zuchini and yellow squash that's been in the tank for about 10 hours (or you can blanch the veggies). Mine are mostly nocturnal feeders.

Strong, healthy snails should be able to hang on to things and not get flipped frequently, my only guess is that yours may not be doing great health wise and are being knocked around easily. About every 3 days one of mine gets bonked and I have to flip it over but it's a fairly rare occurrence.

How long has your tank been set up?

 
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