Nerite on its back

Discussion in 'Snails' started by GAguayo, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    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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  2. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    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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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    The toxins are at zero. I have platies and cardinals and otos

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  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree with Bijou88. What test kit are you using?
     
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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    Api liquid

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  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

  7. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Also, what are you feeding them? Or do you just have enough algae for them to graze on?

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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    They just graze on algea.

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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    Yes the Amonia, nitrate, and nitrite are 0

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  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Are you sure it's 0? Have you banged the #2 nitrate bottle hard enough?
     
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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    Yes

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  12. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    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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    GAguayo

    GAguayo Valued Member Member

    Since October of last year

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