Cerith and Nassarius Snails - do they ever move?

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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    I just added 5 of each of these guys in hopes they will start cleaning up the sand.

    I put them in 3 hours ago and they are still exactly where I left them?

    Is this normal?
     
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    How did you acclimate them, cause they may be in a bit of shock. Once acclimated to your tank, they tend to bury themselves and stay until they smell food.
     
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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    Drip for about an hour and a half. Then placed them on the sand bed.

    Maybe thats it...I'll check things out in the morning.
     
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    It is common for snails to take a day or two to "come to life."
     
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    Throw some meaty food in there and see if they come alive. Especially the Nassarius snails.
     
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    koda_dad Mr. Paranoid

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    All fine this morning
     
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    Good to hear...
     
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    Glad they're ok.
     
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