I recently rescued 4 damaged baby snails from the roadside and they r currently making their way bk to good health ive seen 1 or 2 of them pop their heads out occasionally
anyway i also have 4 bigger snails in the tank and one in particuler (crumbles) hes called , has took a rarther big intrest in one of the babys
yesterday i caught him climbing on top of the baby :s and then he stuck the baby to his body n started moving it around ? is this normal ? i get scared incase the snail drops the baby n its shell cracks when its carrying it ..
also ive noticed the bigger snails always climb on each others back especially my 2 twin ones cookie and crumbles ...
i thought they could be mating at first but onc cookies head wasent out when crumble was climbing...
Well snails love to climb on eachothers shells for some reason And if I where you, I would seperate the babies from the bigger ones (dont know how big the size difference is?) since the big ones could hurt the babies when climbing on them, in worse case, they could cause damage on the babies mantles.
I'm not dumb, I'm just having bad luck when thinking
I think size difference don't matter in this point or is the biggest issue with babies and adults togetter but if snails are really tiny mostly I'm concerned adults shells. Smallest babies thinks that adults are "walking calsium blocks" when they have first months mostly sleeping next to cuttle and food and that's it. And when there's adults around babies start to use adults shells as calsium. So it could be fatal if you can't notice situation soon enough if there is hole in adult shell and it get infektion, it's not good if baby makes hole to adult shell..
So first my worry is when baby don't do much than sleep and eat it can use adult as calsium. Then when baby is active my next worry is size diffenrence. So example I have 14cm and 15cm shell length adults and baby is just 4,5cm I would not put them togetter, but if the adults would be normal sized like 7 to 10cm I would put them togetter already.
And smaller wc snails I think just hatched can be bit too small with adults. I think if baby is about half at least size of adult it's ok put togetter. But it snail has broken shell it's wise separate them all who has broken shell.
I have see really sad seen it broke my heart. Situation was like after rain there was one snail stepped on dead one and one snail was still barely life stepped on too it ate that dead snail. Some one eat that snail who is still alive and shell broken. I helped that snail who eating dead and who was food for healthy snail of out on pain by once biting my teeth and stepped quickly with shoe on it so it goes to sleep I moved healthy snail to safety before I did it.