Nerite Snail Hasn't Moved For 6 Days.

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ladyrivermouse

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I'm new to owning snails so I'm not sure what the acclimation time is for nerites, but I'm pretty sure I was sold a dead nerite snail?
When I picked out the little guy I asked the one that was clearly active, out of its shell, and climbing the glass. I turned around for a minute to look in another tank for a new fish, and I think they may have picked up a different nerite. The shell pattern doesn't quiet look the same.
Anyway, I took the little guy home last sunday and, now six days later, he has not moved or come out of his shell at all.
Is it possible that I was either sold a dead snail or that maybe it died soon after coming home?... Is it possibly just an extremely scare snail?
 

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nerites can be picky with water quality and chemistry. most likely this response is due to the change in chemistry. If it is dead, you will know. dead snail isn't a forgiving smell.
 
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So when I did some investigation of the nerite shell in the tank I discovered that there was no snail in the shell.... So the good news is its not a dead snail? Lol
 

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Are there fish in the tank?
 

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Something has probably already eaten it. Id go back and comolain and get a replacement.
 
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So I went back to the store and told them what happened, I also told them that one of my mystery snails also died shortly after bringing it home. I brought in a sample of my tank water, it tested just fine.
They gave me two replacement snails - that were clearly in a shell and very alive at the time of purchase -
 
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