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Old 10-06-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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here comes a snail question!! (duck) :)

Ok, i was just wondering what the guru's here think about this question that came to my mind..

One of my oldtimer snails had been cleaning algae off of a couple of my rocks, he had been really active and cleaned alot of the algea of of a couple good size rocks. But he has now been stationary for about 2 days, not budging from his perch on one of my live rocks. My question..How long do you watch your snails for signs of movement before calling "time of death" and removing said corpse from the tank?

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Old 10-06-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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Maybe he is full... I am not so sure that they stay adhered to a rock when they die...
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:27 PM   #3
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mine stayed in one spot for 4 days and then he started moving around again. go figure....
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:30 PM   #4
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lol ok so im not the only one hehe
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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i would try moving him if you think he is dead....if he is still attatched to the rock then he's still with you
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:40 AM   #6
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I've had freshwater snails float for a week and then come back to life . . . I call 'em when I find an empty shell.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:24 PM   #7
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Lol blorkiemon, thanks everyone, i suppose when they die they will just be dinner for my crabs heh, and i will watch for empty shells

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Cleaners: 1 blue-legged Hermit, 5 assorted small crabs, 6 nassarius snails, 2 bumblebee snails and 5 Trochus snails.
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