Aldyrin Posted June 2, 2021 Share Posted June 2, 2021 (edited) My Mystery snail has been kind of lethargic lately. Some floating at the top, He was on a mission to eat all the algae ever since I got him, but now I don't really see him move. I just notice he is in a different spot every once in a while. Not sure if he is repositioning on his own or not. I poked his shell a bit earlier today (when he was at the bottom of the tank) and it seemed like he retracted a bit. He is floating now this evening (when I took the pictures). I'm a little worried he may have "Mantle Collapse" from some reading online, but I was hoping someone else could take a look at the pictures and let me know what they think. Sorry, I'm not sure why one of them is upside down. I can't fix it for some reason. The snail is floating with the shell pointing up. I'm pretty new to the hobby... My 20g high tank is around 3 months old now, I think. It is planted and everyone is pretty healthy except for the snail. I have a Nerite snail in the same tank which has always been pretty lazy seemingly, but he is still kicking, seems like. He also I tested the water and the only thing that some could consider to be out of range would be the nitrates, which were at 20ppm. I've done a couple 30% water changes since then over a few days, and got the nitrates down to 10ppm. Somewhat of an aside: I'm hesitant to do big water changes since it can cause big pH swings for me. Out of the tap, my water is close to 7, but if I let it sit in a bowl for a few days it climbs to 8-8.2, which is where my tank sits most of the time. Here's the parameters I have on hand. I haven't tested my KH/GH in a while, but last time I did they came up very hard. pH: 8.2 Nitrates: 10ppm Hardness: Very hard Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: 0 KH/Buffer: Very hard Water Temperature: 76F I've never tested for copper. I have some shrimp in this same tank that seem fine. Suggestions? Is this just normal and I should leave the poor snail alone? Edited June 2, 2021 by Aldyrin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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