View Full Version : Cowrie snail not moving

05-09-2009, 04:18 PM
I have a cowrie snail that hasn't moved in two nights. I thought maybe she had gotten herself jammed against a rock, then talked myself out of that because she shouldn't have gone anywhere she couldn't get out of right? Is it likely she's dead?:sad:

Key Equine
05-09-2009, 05:27 PM
I have a few snails that go for days without moving as well. Not sure what that is all about. They certainly aren't doing their job of cleaning my algae!!

05-09-2009, 05:32 PM
All right, so long as it's normal. I just didn't want her rotting in there if she was dead.

Key Equine
05-09-2009, 06:58 PM
You could always try flipping the shell over to check...

05-10-2009, 06:03 AM
So I had a look after it got dark, and he's definitely alive! Still can't find the second one that's supposedly in the tank though.

05-10-2009, 10:30 AM
I have ring cowries that will just sit on their eggs in the same spot for days.

05-10-2009, 08:14 PM
check up on it at night/twilight. I thought my abalone was doing the same thing (as in nothing), but turns out it actually motors around the tank at twilight/night and returns to the exact same spot every night (been doing this for the 2 weeks or so that Ive had it)

05-17-2009, 02:25 AM
So, now the shell is flipped over (I didn't do it) and it appears to be empty. Is this another alien abduction?? Where could she have gone?:question:

05-17-2009, 05:18 AM
Killed and eaten by a hermit?