Want To Bring Back Snails To Petstore

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Feesh404, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    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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  2. James17Well Known MemberMember

    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.

  3. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    Can they get themselves back up?

  4. James17Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, mystery snails can for sure, I have several
    I have to admit I reach in and turn them over sometimes though.

  5. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Yep, it would be pretty hard for them to survive in wild if they couldn't :)
  6. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    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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  7. James17Well Known MemberMember

    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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  8. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    Noted. I went online and it says cuttle bones are for birds?.
  9. James17Well Known MemberMember

    They work for snails just as well.
  10. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I feed mine veggies. They love them, and they're also a good source of calcium.
  11. James17Well Known MemberMember

    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.:)
  12. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    I salute you ;)

    What kind of veggies and how do i prepare it?
  13. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  14. James17Well Known MemberMember

    Mine will be having green beans on Saturday. :)
  15. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    How about cucumber?

    I have loads of cucumber
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  16. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Cucumber would work! Just toss it in raw.
  17. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    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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  18. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  19. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  20. Feesh404Well Known MemberMember

    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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