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PostSubject: no movement!!!   Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:06 am

Hi all I received 5 trumpet snails a few days ago but only 2 of the 5 are moving around another 1 stuck its head out for a while and then went back in but the other 2 have done nothing. is this usual? the tank has not got any lighting and all the water parameters are ok. how do i know if they are dead? many thanks in advance for your help
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:02 pm

Usually dead Snails will have an awefull smell once moved out of the water..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:37 am

When i got mine they were reluctant to move for some time, but eventually they wandered away or dug themselves into the substrate.
Though "a few days" does seem too long, they may well have passed on to the great cabbage leaf in the sky.
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:57 am

yes unfortunately i lost 3 of the 5. could it have been when they came in the post they were only wrapped in wadding and not a bag of water? the 2 remaining ones seem ok but only move around at night. i`m hoping the babies will be more active when they get a bit bigger.
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:45 am

the wadding should be fine as long as it is wet, snails don't need to be submerged 24/7 ( they often wander above the water line in my tank).

Trumpet snails are active at night, I rarely see mine during the day.

Nerites on the other hand wander about all the time, I'd recommend them.
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:29 am

it was just an idea about the wadding as i received an order from a different supplier and they were all fine, probably just one of those things. I have a couple of spare 2ft tanks that i was thinking of doing as display tanks just for snails. what snails would you suggest to make an interesting display? and how would you set it up?
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:52 am

Apple snails come in in a variety of colours and were recommended to me on this very forum.
The larger ones do eat plants though

And as i mentioned in the previous post, I have 2 Nerite snails 1 Ruby and 1 Tiger, Both are very nice additions to my community tank.

There are a good selection available at www.snailshop.co.uk along with a good description of each variety's pro's and cons.
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:35 am

thanks for your reply. if i go for snail only tanks what do they need are there any web sites that i can visit to get any information on setting up a snail only tank
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PostSubject: Re: no movement!!!   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:45 am

I'm sure Megalodonmad will have some sound advice Smile
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