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    Default Tylomelania snail activity???

    It’s been a little over a month now that I have 2 young Tylomelania Orange in a 20 litre tank. The snails were a gift to my young daughter and are very rare here in Greece… Our snails were born in captivity.

    When we do a partial water change the snails are active… afterwards they are fairly still. In the same tank we have 4 young Apple snails as well. The Apple snails are racing all the time!!! We feed wafers and boiled carrot. There is a calcium rock and some Indian Almond and Oak leaves in the tank too. Water parameters are good…

    Are we doing something wrong or are the Tylomelania Orange lazy snails? Should we remove the Apple snails?

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    I think they move around after hours...

    any input would be nice.

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    This is normal.

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    Eh, not too sure. I have the babies too and its been about half a year? They are very cute! If they are not moving around too much, but they do make regular appearances, sounds exactly like mine! When algae builds up on the tank walls you might sometimes see them crawl up the walls when lights are off.

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    Oh and by the way. Feed too often and you might find them just lying there, near the outlet, half out of their shells all the time.

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    Thanks for the input!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drakarian View Post
    Feed too often and you might find them just lying there, near the outlet, half out of their shells all the time.
    Maybe we are feeding too much, because they act exactly like Drakarian described.

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    Haha you could try getting some food grade spirulina powder off ebay and mixing a very very tiny bit into a bit of cold water (you have to mix, otherwise it'll just float) n pour near (not on) the snails. They might move out towards the spirulina as mine love theirs. Do remember this is not a trick you want to do often unless your tank is heavily stocked. I always like to watch mine feed you see.

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    I noticed that 3 to 4 days after a WC they become inaclive, and that they are more active after a small water change. Thus Im looking at a 10 - 15% WC every 3 to 4 days.

    AND the big one is now crawling up the walls

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    Frequent water changes sound good, but personally I don't do it much as I try to reduce changes to the water chemistry. But water changes cause them to become active because of the sudden change in water parameters right? Not so sure if it is a good thing for your shrimps if any in the tank.

    On another note, I just got a baby white spotted black tylo from another member on this forum. YAY. It's currently crawling up the walls as its unfamiliar though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lingistis View Post
    I noticed that 3 to 4 days after a WC they become inaclive, and that they are more active after a small water change. Thus Im looking at a 10 - 15% WC every 3 to 4 days.

    AND the big one is now crawling up the walls

    Small changes are good. I do small (5-10%) changes every week in my 20 gallon tank. My tylos are definitely nocturnal by heart. They will bury in the sand sometimes during the day.

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