Snails Mating Or Fighting?

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  1. Shannonnn.22

    Shannonnn.22Valued MemberMember

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    I posted a thread about this last night but I thought I should post another one to hopefully get more opinions.
    My snails have been on top of each other all night. They were behind a decoration but have now come out so I got a picture of them. The other on top was shaking and it looked like they were trying to get the other out of the shell. I don't know if this is mating or fighting
     

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    Snails don’t usually fight. There sex organs are inside there shells they’re probably mating.
     
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    If they are shaking you can lift them gently until the male lets go as it may be two males rather than a male/female (males mate with everything or attempt to).
     
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    They ha
    ve been doing for almost 24 hours
     
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    You can separate them so the one on the bottom gets a break, if they are twisting they are tired of them being there.
     
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    I have a 3.5 Gallon with a male betta
    And a 20 Gallon with danios platys and mollies. Both have gravel but the one they are in now is sand, should I take one out and put it in a different tank?
     
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    To give the snail a break yes, if the betta can handle it I would pop him in there with him
     
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