Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 29, 2020 19:39:56 GMT
They are sometimes a little slower when they get old, but sometimes not. More aeration and slightly cooler temps of about 74 or so will make them more active. They are also most active shortly after water changes cause the clean water.
Most of my older snails are usually not quite as active as my young ones though.
Thanks so much littlegoldsnail. About the cooler water, I've had so much trouble with these submergible heaters I've bought online and at PetSmart, over heating. If they are not too hot they are too cold. So, I went to heating pads. They have worked much better for me, I keep them on low. If it needs to be a little warmer towards the top when it's really cold, I wrap a towel around the bottom half way up the jar/tank and that seems to even up the heat pretty good. Loads of thanks, m
Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 30, 2020 1:16:21 GMT
Your welcome. (:
I like to buy my heaters from amazon or something. Then you can pick based one the highest reviews so it’s easier to find a reliable heater. I’ve heard the Eheim heaters are good, but I just have knock off brands in my tanks and they usually work decently. I don’t buy my heaters from the pet store usually. Pet stores often carry the cheapest heaters and rack up the price to make more money. Temperature fluctuation is hard to keep a hold on in a bowl though. It’s such a small amount of water that the temp can fluctuate really fast, that’s partially why bigger tanks are usually easier to maintain. Bigger tanks also have more stable perimeters.