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Old 03-20-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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Mystery Snail Floating for 3-4 Days

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One of my Mystery Snails has been floating for a few days now. It's not dead because every once and awhile, it will land on the tip of a manzanita branch and extend it's breathing tube up to the surface. I saw it do this a few minutes ago. How long is this safe for it to float, should I just leave it alone or is there something I should do to help him/her?

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UPDATE: If I put him in a pie dish with a little water in it, he moves around, but when I put him back into the tank he floats again. I've put him back into the pie dish until I go to work and put a little piece of algae wafer in it. Hopefully he'll at least get something to eat before I have to put him back into the tank.
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Hi! I had a mystery snail that floated for a week, then continued to live for another month or two. I think feeding it sounds like a good idea, but i'm no snail expert. Is there an air bubble trapped in its shell? That could cause it to float. I removed an air bubble from mine by turning it upside down so the air floated out.
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Hi! I had a mystery snail that floated for a week, then continued to live for another month or two. I think feeding it sounds like a good idea, but i'm no snail expert. Is there an air bubble trapped in its shell? That could cause it to float. I removed an air bubble from mine by turning it upside down so the air floated out.
Thanks for responding. I tried turning it upside down a couple of times to try and help get get rid of any air trapped, but apparently it didn't help. It was floating when I left for work. It ignored the algae wafer.
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I would suggest leaving him in the small plate so if there is any air, he can remove of it easily. My mystery snail would bring out a little tube to the top and slowly start to sink down, so i guess just wait for that to happen.
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Thanks for your help. I've seen him floating before, but not for this length of time and I've never seen the blue one float. I'll let you know what happens.
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