Question: Can You Flush Dead Snails Down The Toilet?

Will a fish die if you flush it down the toilet?

Originally Answered: Does flushing a fish down the toilet kill it.

Uh, yes.

The pipe underground of the toilet does not drain directly to the ocean.

The water you flush goes to a sewage treatment plant where physical things like toilet paper is taken out (the fish would die there if not in the pipes)..

Do snails eat fish poop?

Snails will eat left over fish food, dead animal and plant material. They will not eat waste material from fish. No fish poop!

Can snails cause fish to die?

While aquarium snails may not have any immediately detrimental effects on your freshwater tank, if their numbers increase dramatically they could begin to cause problems.

How do you humanely kill a snail?

Boiling Water: A Hot Death An equally cruel method is to pour hot or boiling water over the collected slugs. Supposedly, this is another ‘humane’ way of killing them, but hot water is an excruciating death for slugs. Some people freeze slugs and snails to death.

How do I know if my snail is dying?

Smell the shell carefully. If the shell smells rotten or foul, the snail has died. Examine the water snail shell carefully. If the body of the snail is no longer inside the shell or if the snail hangs out of the shell and does not move, then the snail may have died.

Can you flush a snail down the toilet?

A snail that can survive a shot of bleach can survive a shot of chlorine, and most species of snails are fairly tolerant of chlorine. What this means is that even if you flush snails down the toilet or drain, they stand a good chance of surviving to make it into our waterways.