Ulrum Posted October 2, 2020 Share Posted October 2, 2020 Hey everyone! I'm going to be upfront with you all: when I set up my new twenty gallon tank about a month ago, I knew absolutely nothing about fishkeeping as a hobby particularly with regard to the nitrogen cycle, and for the most part I've gotten super lucky in that I happened to pick really hardy fish. Right now I have five black phantom tetras, five pearl danios, and three mystery snails. The fish are all doing super well at this point, so I'm not too worried about them, but the snails have been having some issues that are almost certainly coming from the fact that I just dropped all of these live animals into the tank without cycling, because I just did not know what I was doing. All three snails, over the course of the last week and a half or so, have gone into a sort of flipped over position with their trapdoors slightly ajar, and I can't find any resources for what specifically is wrong. I've been reading everything I can find, and I've been doing periodic checks to make sure they're still alive by smelling and checking muscle tension on the trapdoor, but they haven't moved from that position at all. The good news is that in the last two days or so, one of them seems to have recovered finally, and is moving around the whole tank doing snail things, but the other two are still stuck, and I'm getting more and more concerned. I've been making sure they have plenty of appropriate food, I've made sure the water is at a good range for them in all of the appropriate parameters, but I don't know if there's anything else I can do, and I would really appreciate any advice I could get, because I really hate that I may have sent these snails on their way to their deaths because I started this new tank up without doing the research first. Below is a picture of the two snails as they've been sitting for days: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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