What just came out of my chopstick snail?

ACHU

Member
I added two chopstick snails to my 10 gallon planted tank yesterday. They seemed to be doing fine until I saw one of them covered in what looks like small grains of rice. There were all over its body and some were inside its shell. The snail has closed itself into its shell and has been like this since. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates are all at 0.

What are these things? Are they harmful and should I remove them from my tank?


 

Salem

Member
that's their poop. it shoots out of them about once every minute or so. when they close up to rest it will make a pile on them.
 
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ACHU

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Salem said:
that's their poop. it shoots out of them about once every minute or so. when they close up to rest it will make a pile on them.
Thanks, I think you might be right. Do snails tend to store their poop and deposit it all at once? Those things I saw came out all at once.
 

Salem

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ACHU said:
Thanks, I think you might be right. Do snails tend to store their poop and deposit it all at once? Those things I saw came out all at once.
ive never personally seen them release it all at once but ive heard of it happening
 

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