Want To Bring Back Snails To Petstore

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I want to bring my two mystery snails i bought today back to the petstore. I still have the receipt and all. I just want to know how i am going to transport them?

I want to bring my two mystery snails i bought today back to the petstore. I still have the receipt and all. I just want to know how i am going to transport them?
I forgot to mention why:
1 isn't moving at all (he did in the bag, i saw him)
and the other got itself tipped over while going around the aquarium (I can't be there 24/7 to help him back up)
 
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You might want to wait a little time, sometimes it can take hrs. for them to start moving, and mystery snails can turn themselves over.
 
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You might want to wait a little time, sometimes it can take hrs. for them to start moving, and mystery snails can turn themselves over.
Can they get themselves back up?
 

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Yes, mystery snails can for sure, I have several
I have to admit I reach in and turn them over sometimes though.
 
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So their inactivity is normal?

One more question, because i just got the snails without thinking about it! I was like i need snails and bought them. What do i feed them? I don't have algae
 
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I feed algae wafers and you also will need a source of calcium for their health, pieces of cuttle bone are great for that.

You will like them, they are very fun to watch, I also keep nerite snails, they love to work the algae on the glass and rocks.
 
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I feed algae wafers and you also will need a source of calcium for their health, pieces of cuttle bone are great for that.
Noted. I went online and it says cuttle bones are for birds?.
 

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I keep forgetting that, don't know how many times I've read it. Well I'm an old disabled veteran, my brain doesn't work very well anymore.
 
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I keep forgetting that, don't know how many times I've read it. Well I'm an old disabled veteran, my brain doesn't work very well anymore.
I salute you

I feed mine veggies. They love them, and they're also a good source of calcium.
What kind of veggies and how do i prepare it?
 

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I buy canned, unsalted green beans. No prep there, just toss a few pieces in. For something like zucchini or squash, I slice it and microwave it in a bowl of water for 30 seconds. Cool, then toss in.
 

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I buy canned, unsalted green beans. No prep there, just toss a few pieces in. For something like zucchini or squash, I slice it and microwave it in a bowl of water for 30 seconds. Cool, then toss in.
Mine will be having green beans on Saturday.
 
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I buy canned, unsalted green beans. No prep there, just toss a few pieces in. For something like zucchini or squash, I slice it and microwave it in a bowl of water for 30 seconds. Cool, then toss in.
How about cucumber?

I have loads of cucumber
 
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Cucumber would work! Just toss it in raw.
Just cut and throw in? What about tannins and stuff? Do I boil? Microwave?

According to what I'm reading, can I feed them carrots? We have that too!
 
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Carrots would work, but you may want to boil those first to soften them (by microwaving in a small cup of water for 30 seconds to a minute, depending on the size of the cup).

And veggies don't release tannins, to my knowledge.
 

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Mystery snails are not very good algae eaters as far as I know, they are just another pretty fish and if you misidentify them for apple snails they will DESTROY your plants.
I thinks Spinach, Carrot, Peas, cucumber and zuchini would all work if you put them in the microwave. Spinach is great for calcium.
 
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I'd like to thank everyone for convincing me not to bring them back! They moved last night and both are active!
 
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