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Old 11-27-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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Snail question

i know i post a lot in here, but i need all the help i can get!

So yesterday i went to the store and got a black mystery snail. I tried googling what they eat, but all i got were websites about apple snails. Most of them said to just feed them vegetables, and the guy at the store said that also. So, i put some lettuce in the tank and rubber banded it to a plant. Its been there for a day now and my snail hasnt touched it. I read they are supposed to be voracious eaters, well mine so far just hangs out on the glass of my tank not eating. Any ideas? Am i feeding him the right stuff?
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You really don't have to supplement thier diet. They will eat leftover fish food and algae. Mystery snails are a type of apple snail, just a bit smaller. Same classification (pomacea). There are many species of apple snail also but most you find in an lfs is P. bridgesi.
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Snails also love zucchini and cucumbers. They don't need to have a supplement as simpte said but if you want to they do love their veggies.
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if u feed them veggies make sure to blanch them,to blanch them wrap them in wet paper towel and put them in the microwave for 2 min.
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ok thanks for the advice!
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