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Old 10-07-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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turbo snail question

I just put a turbo snail in my tank, and I need to do a water change today. I know that certain inverts should not be exposed to air, but are turbo snails one of them?

My snail is right at the top of the tank now, so I can't do more than a 1% water change and keep him immersed. Of course I'll move him if I have to...

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Don't worry, he will move. I have seen a snail out of the water a time or 2. One was even inverted on my glass top the other day. Think he was lost.

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Mine climb out of the water every now and then. Sometimes I do water changes, and they're out for a while. They're always fine.
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Yep, it'll be fine, but if it makes you feel better, set him on the sand or a rock.

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Will not be a problem. Mine often hang out at the top, sometimes climbing up the skimmer return. They will head for water if they need to.
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