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Old 04-11-2018, 09:29 PM   #1
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Mystery Snail half out of shell + slime.

Hi! I currently have a mystery snail by himself in a 5 gallon lightly planted tank with a filter and heater. Over the past couple days heís been doing a bunch of weird things. 3 days back he was floating at the top of the tank, but went back to acting like normal later on. Than the next day he was floating once again. Today I came home and he is half out of his shell with slime. I picked him up and he retracted only a little back into his shell. No smell. I have been doing half water changed for the past couple of days. Is this some more goofy mystery behavior? How can I help my little buddy out? Click image for larger version

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Any salt being added to the water? Or other additives?
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Any salt being added to the water? Or other additives?
I have been using tap water conditioner on the water every change. I also have been using API stress zyme. Should I try adding some aquarium salt?
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No. How long have you had the snap and how big was it when you got it?
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No. How long have you had the snap and how big was it when you got it?


Iíve had him for about 6 months and he was the same size when I got him. Unfortunately he passed this morning. When I picked him up he slipped out of his shell. Iím thinking it might have been old age because his water stats where all normal
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Agree age was probably the issue. Sorry for your loss.
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