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Old 04/16/2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Nerite Snails Escaping?

Is it normal for these snails to leave the tank? i Have found a few on my floor and on the out side of the tank and stand.


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Old 04/16/2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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they may do that for the first week as they learn their boundaries


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Old 04/16/2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Quick response. Thanks! Its been about 2-3 weeks. However it hasnt been as frequent.


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Old 04/16/2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Ya mine do that, don't think they are the brightest of snails.


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Old 04/18/2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Mine still try to climb out, and I have a euro-braced tank with a canopy. They usually make their way on top of the corner overflow, and climb from there LOL.


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Old 04/21/2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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Yes, they like to hang out above the water line!
John, thanks again for the GREAT shipment.



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Old 04/21/2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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Just read this thread and found mine on the carpet two of them? I wonder how long they can live out of water?


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Old 04/22/2012, 05:53 AM   #8
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Old 04/22/2012, 07:40 AM   #9
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It will depend on how long the water in their shell lasts. If they are closed up it is longer than if they are on the move. Hotter = less time, humid, better than dry. When closed their shells are pretty water tight. In ideal conditions 24 hours if not more.


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Old 04/23/2012, 03:50 PM   #10
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Just read this thread and found mine on the carpet two of them? I wonder how long they can live out of water?
I always throw the Nerites back into the tank, and almost always see them moving from their spot when I check back!


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Old 06/13/2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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I find them daily. Usually my German shepherd brings them to me. I just put them back in the tank and they are alive. Pretty amazing. Haha


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Old 06/14/2012, 03:34 AM   #12
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They can stay out of water for awhile b/c they keep it in their shell and that is enough to keep their gills wet and working. If you find them on your floor at the first week or so, try bunching them somewhere so they can find a home, or clean the floor so it doesn't seem like an obvious place for a meal.


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