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Old 05-16-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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give snails a crab shell for calcium?

Can you give snails extra calcium by putting a crab shell in the tank?

I have malaysian trumpet snails (or auger snails) in fresh water and a large clean crab shell.
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Can you give snails extra calcium by putting a crab shell in the tank?



I have malaysian trumpet snails (or auger snails) in fresh water and a large clean crab shell.
Never heard of crab shells but I have heard about putting a cuttlebone in the tank to help, also countersinking a piece of kale is supposed to work as well.
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Never heard of crab shells but I have heard about putting a cuttlebone in the tank to help, also countersinking a piece of kale is supposed to work as well.
ive heard about the cuttle bone and i give them cucumber but I like the idea of recycling the crab shell.
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Never heard of it but I guess. Anything carbonate based really. My cuttle bone grew algae so I figured maybe they got some calcium munching on the algae (probably just dreaming).
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