Nerite Snail With Door Shut. Is Anyone Home?

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Earlier in the week I lost one of my two nerite snails (definitely expired, foul eggy smell, me nearly losing my lunch). His little colleague had not moved for some days and I believed he had also expired. He has been in a small cup with some tank water as I thought I would keep his shell which was rather pretty however this morning instead of finding another nasty eggy mess there's no smell from the snail and on investigation his little shell door is tight shut.

In the event that he might still be with us I have placed him in a larger container with some water from my snail tank with a couple of bits of leaf.

I've never encountered this before - Could he still be with the living?
 
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Sadly it turned out out to be the case. He passed away. Poor thing.


I have to wonder if my set up is right for this species.
 

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Sorry to hear that, and the best way to check your tank is suitable would be to check your gh/kh ph ammonia, Nitrites Nitraits, this will tell you everything you need to know and if not quite right you can be advised on what action to take, I like the Senegal in your avatar
What part of the uk are you
 

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I am feeling your pain this morning. I got 2 nerites last week. At first both were out and about after settling in for a day. The smallest one then closed up its trap door and kept it closed. I finally took it out of the tank this morning. No bad smell yet but I feel sure it is dead. When I set in on a paper towel it left a ring of black. Hopefully the other one will survive.
 
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Sorry to hear that, and the best way to check your tank is suitable would be to check your gh/kh ph ammonia, Nitrites Nitraits, this will tell you everything you need to know and if not quite right you can be advised on what action to take, I like the Senegal in your avatar
What part of the uk are you

I'm in Peterborough, East of England area. Japha, my sennie, is as cute as a button. He's 27 now and been with me since he was 3 months old. He's a shocking flirt.
 
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I am feeling your pain this morning. I got 2 nerites last week. At first both were out and about after settling in for a day. The smallest one then closed up its trap door and kept it closed. I finally took it out of the tank this morning. No bad smell yet but I feel sure it is dead. When I set in on a paper towel it left a ring of black. Hopefully the other one will survive.

I've only had ramshorns up till recently
Weirdly, I bought those at the end of last year when I had goldfish in the tank - embarrassingly I hadn't cycled the tank and of course lost the fish. The r/horn were bombing around like demon racers. I moved them into a smaller tank while I dealt with the other and although I've tried several times to move them back in they just don't do well and I have to shift them out. Until this week the water quality was good so I'm at a loss.
 

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I'm in Peterborough, East of England area. Japha, my sennie, is as cute as a button. He's 27 now and been with me since he was 3 months old. He's a shocking flirt.
I'm not to far away I'm in Bedford, I went to Peterborough for my last lot of shrimp, I've got an African grey 7 years old and dont stop talking, I had a Senegal and them to be very loving birds
 
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I'm not to far away I'm in Bedford, I went to Peterborough for my last lot of shrimp, I've got an African grey 7 years old and dont stop talking, I had a Senegal and them to be very loving birds
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I had an African parrot before Japha. I wouldn't swap him for anything. Such a character - full of cheek too
 

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I've only had ramshorns up till recently
Weirdly, I bought those at the end of last year when I had goldfish in the tank - embarrassingly I hadn't cycled the tank and of course lost the fish. The r/horn were bombing around like demon racers. I moved them into a smaller tank while I dealt with the other and although I've tried several times to move them back in they just don't do well and I have to shift them out. Until this week the water quality was good so I'm at a loss.
I was thinking all of my snails would like water a little harder than mine is so have started adding equilibrium to get the TDS up to close to 100 from the 21 that comes from my faucet. I am thinking both my assassins and ramshorns are better off for it.

I really don't know why the one little nerite died. I know there is no ammonia nor nitrites in this 2.5 gallon planted bowl. I keep the nitrates down to almost nothing with water changes and plants using them. The ramshorns in the bowl seem to be thriving.
 

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I was thinking all of my snails would like water a little harder than mine is so have started adding equilibrium to get the TDS up to close to 100 from the 21 that comes from my faucet. I am thinking both my assassins and ramshorns are better off for it.

I really don't know why the one little nerite died. I know there is no ammonia nor nitrites in this 2.5 gallon planted bowl. I keep the nitrates down to almost nothing with water changes and plants using them. The ramshorns in the bowl seem to be thriving.
Your doing well for a 2.5 and agree equilibrium will do them ok, I've just had an assissan appear in a crystal red tank where the ph is 6.5 and gh5 and is pitted and quite large so I've dripped him into a cherry tank that's more friendly
 
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