Snail Owners Question

  1. Reefdweller

    Reefdweller Valued Member Member

    Every time I walk by my tank one of my snails have "fallen and cant get up". Do they always do this?? You really have to watch these guys because they can fall over and starve to death! Okay maybe a little overboard but you know what I mean. I am just curious if its just my snails or do they all fall over all the time? lol

  2. MD Angels

    MD Angels Well Known Member Member

    Hey Reefdweller,

    I assume you're talking about mystery, aka apple snails. Yes, mine do this as well, but most are able to fall from above or "parasnail" down and land right way up. It is harder for them to right them selves in sand because they can't grasp anything but a foot full of sand. Still, they are very well developed little creatures and righting themselves is something they are quite capable of doing.
    If you find one has been stuck for several hours, I'd help him out and try to figure out why he was having such problem. :)
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I have moved your thread from Aquarium Stocking Questions to Freshwater Invertebrates/Snails section of the forum.

    I have never had to "right" any of my snails. They do very well on their own. :)


  4. amber0107

    amber0107 Well Known Member Member

    I've had nerites that have trouble righting themselves, but it doesn't happen often. My mystery snails never have that problem.
  5. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I've seen both of my two snails fall upside down (one was actually floating upside down on the surface of the water!) and they reach for a nearby pebble or rock to grab. I'm not sure how that would work if you have only sand though...