Ramshorn Baby Snails - How Long Should I Give It?

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    I moved three of my ramshorn babies into a big jar with tankwater from their intended home with some grub. They were cruising around well enough so I put them into the main tank with a little courgette. They shot off like rockets and I though YAY we've cracked it.

    However they have now gone to ground, not moving with only the occasional waggle of an antennae to give hint they are still with the living.

    I know they are 'only' snails but I really don't want them to keel over. How long should I leave it before giving up and returning them to Snail Towers?
     
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    How many have you got in snail towers
     
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    Several ramshorns of varying ages and quite a few bladder snails - Invaders on Another Plant.
     
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    Then you have a few I'd give the others 24hrs just incase you shocked them
     
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    @Nefersmum I can send you subwassertang and jarva moss I'm in Bedford
     
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    That is very kind of you! Let me know what I owe you.
     
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    If you want to pay for them you dont get them
    Is that fair
     
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    That is very kind of you.


    As regards the snails I have just removed them back to the snail tank. They'd been in the big one 48 hours with barely a move. This is the third lot of snails I've tried with and obviously there's something wrong. It is very odd since the only difference is in temp - the snail tank is something like 0.5 degree warmer than the main one. Everything else is the same.


    It's doubly annoying because my first clutch of snails went into the tank without a single problem and with hindsight the tank wasn't anywhere near cycled then. They were buzzing round happy as larry. I moved them out while I did a fishless cycle and since then none of my snails have thrived in there. V odd.
     
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    No doubt you've checked all your perameters,? Is it possible something is leaching into the water making it uncomfortable for snails
     
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    It's the only thing I can think although I can't imagine what. The water parameters of both tanks are similar, the fish in the main tank are healthy but something is bothering the snails.
     
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    Have you added any copper to the tank or salts? They could be causing discomfort.
     
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    Other than the standard Prime and - so far - one does of Flourish, no. I don't like using too many additives so I'm always cautious.


    Having returned the snails back to the smaller tank they shot off like rockets so there's obviously something in the bigger tank that doesn't suit. I just can't think what it might be.
     
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    What tests have you done? Show us a pic of your tank
     
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    Here's the tank as of today - I've just added in a couple of new plants which aren't yet in the right place.

    As far as the testing goes I use NT Labs kit, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates, PH, KH and GH.

    The minnow tank readings were Ammonia 0 / Nitrite 0 / nitrate 10 / PH 7 that was on 19.08

    The snail tank was Ammonia 0.2 / nitrite 0 / nitrate 10 / PH 7 also on 19.08. I did a water change on 20.08 in the snail tank.
     

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    I compressed the plants the moss should pull apart to a nice lump
     
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    It did. The fern is lovely. I had boiled some aquarium stones yesterday to sterilise them so I used cotton to attach them. They look really nice. Thanks
     
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