New Ivory Snail

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  1. Luvbebes

    LuvbebesNew MemberMember

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    i just got this ivory snail for my 10g tank
    I have 1 betta and 2 adf . This tank is an established tank and been running smoothly for past 6 months. Also it’s planted .
    Question is : I’m new to snails and do t know what to expect the first few weeks of having the snail . I’ve watched tons of videos about care and such , but there’s no info about how snails are when you first get them from the store .
    I know it’s alive cuz I’ve seen the trap door? Move out then next time I look it’s in again .
    Also the Adf seem to just be curious but pretty much leave it alone
     

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    Croeso welcome to fishlore
    Providing snails are not part of the ADF diet I'm sure he'll be fine, like everything theres always interest when theres a new kid on the block
     
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    Funny enough, I’ve been watching the tank, and have noticed that the younger adf is always charging at the snail , so the snail is always inside the shell .
    Me being fed up with the adf bugging the snail, I used a decor stone and used it to shield the snail . Hopefully this snail will show itself soon .
     
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    Trouble there is if the adf keeps doing that the snail won't come out to feed and die so be careful before it's to late
     
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    I’ve used the rock to help give it shelter , and out sources of food really close to it to hopefully encourage it to come out
     
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    Few days ago I woke up to find the shell completely empty and the trap door an inch away from the shell.
    Keep in mind I don’t have a strong current in my tank.
    I can only assume The 2 ADF must of eaten the snail? Especially since both looking really full and the trap door away from shell and no sign of the snails body .
    What do you think?
     
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    I would assume the same thing they have had a good meal
     
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    Be careful with gravel or substrate with African dwarfs. They are known to ingest it and if they do, it can create blockage.
     
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