View Full Version : Snails keeps falling on to their backs?

02/27/2007, 05:23 PM
I have a bunch of snails in my 65 gallon tank with a 30 gallon fuge. My clean up crew finds its self some times on its back from falling off a rock. I am not sure if it is the same snail or different. I have saved the snail and righted them maybe four times. Could I have just left them to right themselves or would they have died? They looked like they were completely stuck upside down and would have died??? What you think?

02/27/2007, 05:47 PM
if they are astreas, you will need to right them, or they will die. Its an annoying thing with astreas.

I have 1 (of 5) that falls...the rest I have yet to see fall.

02/28/2007, 05:25 AM
yeah, astreas and sand don't mix. maybe just run with cerith snails or something else that can handle it better.

astreas have no problems on a bare tank bottom if they fall

02/28/2007, 06:41 AM
I have both Trochus and Margarita snails that I have to right all the time. It makes me wonder how they ever survive in the wild!