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So What Does It Means When All Your Snails Do This?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Homeslice, May 20, 2019.

  1. Homeslice Well Known Member Member

    I came home to this. TONS of snails, mainly mystery but others also, have all gone up to the water level and just hanging there. The only time I have ever seen this happen is when I do a water change, and add prime, I understand prime has some things that can reduce available oxygen in the water hence they go to the surface for a bit. But I didn't do a water change (like 4 days ago). Checking water parameters now, but I would be surprised if they are bad.

    Anyone know what might be going on?



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  2. Brizburk Well Known Member Member

  3. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    Usually that means they don't like something about the water and are trying to escape/find "better" water
  4. OhDaniGirl Valued Member Member

    Huh. I kind of wish the snails in my tank would do this. It would make it so much easier to scoop them out and get rid of them. :p
  5. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    Definitely seems like a water parameter issue.
  6. Homeslice Well Known Member Member

    Thanks! Yes, I have had to step up my water changes a bit - they have multiplied quite a bit and are big eaters. :)
  7. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    big eaters also means big you know what'ers ;)