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

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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?

Thanks!!!

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

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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.
 
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Thanks! Yes, I have had to step up my water changes a bit - they have multiplied quite a bit and are big eaters.
 

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Whoa so many snails! Lol...I see a major escape plan going on there.
 

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While snails generally don't have a huge bioload, that is a lot of snails in what seems to be a pretty small tank. Maybe you could sell some to your lfs or someplace like Facebook? Mystery snails are pretty popular.
 
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Yeah I really do need to sell some, they have multiplied many times over from that picture lol. I'll probably order some containers and boxes and what not to ship them in soon and put an add on here to sell them. Hate to lose any of them as they are so awesome, but, if I know one thing, its that they will make more.
 
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Minxxy said:
Put an air stone in, mine only do that when it's not running

I have a couple (in addition to 3 air lines in to pump air filters).
 

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