Nerite Snail Hasn't Moved For 6 Days.

Discussion in 'Snails' started by ladyrivermouse, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. ladyrivermouse

    ladyrivermouseValued MemberMember

    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?
  2. DutchAquarium

    DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  3. OP

    ladyrivermouseValued MemberMember

    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
  4. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinitWell Known MemberMember

    Are there fish in the tank?
  5. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Something has probably already eaten it. Id go back and comolain and get a replacement.
  6. OP

    ladyrivermouseValued MemberMember

    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 -