Whats With My Nerite Snail?

  1. DirtyEw0k

    DirtyEw0k Valued Member Member

    Dirty or sick? I saw in crawling across the back of 37462408386d8992fbb67782af5eac7e.jpg my tank and he looked kind of gross
     
  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Sometimes snails seem to produce more slime than usual and it gets everywhere. That looks like snail poo mixed with slime. If it persists it may indicate a problem but I wouldn't worry just yet :)
     
  3. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Is there a lot of organic waste in your water
     
  4. OP
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    DirtyEw0k

    DirtyEw0k Valued Member Member

    not that i know of. I have Java fern thats not doing well but i prune it all the time and i keep up on my water changes. should i clean him off?
     
  5. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Some people use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean their snails. Just be super careful, and don't snag his flesh with it.
     
  6. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would just swish him around in the water if it only on the shell
     
  7. OP
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    DirtyEw0k

    DirtyEw0k Valued Member Member

    So what would the problem be if it got worse so i know what to do?
     
  8. OP
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    DirtyEw0k

    DirtyEw0k Valued Member Member

    I guess he was sick. He wasn't eating and passed away
     
  9. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Sorry to hear :(
     
  10. AllieSten

    AllieSten Fishlore VIP Member

    Sorry to hear that.