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my margarita snail is crawling above the water level. normal?

Discussion in 'New Hobbyists' started by neupane00, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. neupane00

    neupane00 New Member

    hey guys. my margarita snail is crawling above the water level. is that normal? can they breathe outside water?? does this mean there is a chance it will some day get outside of my tank???
  2. drtito

    drtito New Member

    Do you think they went above the water line for food on the glass or are they getting away from a new addition ?
    Also do they go back by themsleves or you push them back in ?
  3. neupane00

    neupane00 New Member

    hi, they are just crawling up and up and eventually out of water line and then out of the aquarium. Dont they suffocate outside water? is this normal behavior? i am not liking it.
  4. jordan3548

    jordan3548 New Member

    I have some snails I dont know what kind at the moment and they always go above the water line and they crawl down by themselves. If you ever go to the beach look at low tide youll see alot of snails out of the water on the rock wall and they all seem to survive
  5. alix2.0

    alix2.0 New Member

    i find snails outside the tank a lot. one time i stepped on one and it crunched.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry New Member

    Does your margarita snails look anything like this?
  7. neupane00

    neupane00 New Member

    Yes it does. Why??
  8. cranberry

    cranberry New Member

    They are an intertidal cold water snail. We shorten their lifespan tremendously when we place them in our warm tanks. The intertidal part means they will try to "escape" all the time.... it's just their nature. They are trying to get to the next tide pool.
  9. brokendeck

    brokendeck New Member

    Originally Posted by jordan3548

    I have some snails I dont know what kind at the moment and they always go above the water line and they crawl down by themselves. If you ever go to the beach look at low tide youll see alot of snails out of the water on the rock wall and they all seem to survive
    My snails do this to, they also go back down to the bottom when I feed my tank! Alot of the snails, when I feed the tank, just fall from the top to get to the bottom. Its funny to watch!
    Its normal neupane00. Nothing to worry about.
  10. brokendeck

    brokendeck New Member

    Originally Posted by Cranberry

    They are an intertidal cold water snail. We shorten their lifespan tremendously when we place them in our warm tanks. The intertidal part means they will try to "escape" all the time.... it's just their nature. They are trying to get to the next tide pool.
    Cranberry. Does this also apply to Nassarius Snails as well?
  11. cranberry

    cranberry New Member

    I've never had nassarius escape. I've had the rough shelled nerites escape

    but not the smooth shelled ones.

    If y'all have escape artists, post a pic so we can see which they are.

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