Nerite Snail not moving?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by WhiteWulfe, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. WhiteWulfeValued MemberMember

    Picked up a new Nerite snail from my LFS to add in as a second snail in my tank, however even an hour later he hasn't moved from where I set him down. He was moving (as far as I can remember) at the LFS, but he's remained in the same spot this whole time.

    Is it normal for them to sometimes just chill out for a while, or is it possible something happened during transport?
     
  2. Claire BearWell Known MemberMember

    Hi and welcome!
    Not sure but if it hasn't moved by morning, I would think it was not alive. I have bought snails that zoom off but more often they just sort of sit for a while.
     
  3. WhiteWulfeValued MemberMember

    My first one did exactly that - went in the tank, and about 30 seconds later was moving around. This one, even several hours later is still sadly not moving. Kind of a pity, because it's a reasonable size, and has this GORGEOUS chevron kind of pattern on it's shell..
     
  4. WhiteWulfeValued MemberMember

    Checked this morning, hadn't moved, and has quite the smell. Pity, he was a nice looking one, but thankfully that store has a replacement policy.
     
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