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Old 08-20-2017, 10:55 PM   #1
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Mystery snail questions

So, influenced in large part by this forum, my tank (20g) now has 3 Mystery snails!! A purple one, one with a brown shell and white/yellow body, and a little wild type one that the LFS lady threw in for free when she heard my kids exclaiming over "baby snails."

I. Love. Them. They are so much fun to watch!

Anyway, I wanted to ask: how often should I give them calcium carbonate? Also, I bought some sinking veggie tablets for them--I was thinking I'd put them in twice a week, is that adequate?

Thank you so much!
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Calcium rich veggies and calcium carbonate often. How is your ph?
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7.2.

There was a snail emergency this morning. One was on the filter intake and appeared to be partially sucked in. I got him off, but since then he hasn't really come out of his shell. Hope he will be okay.
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Ok you are right on the edge. Keep an eye out for shell dullness or pitting. Just in case it should drop on you.
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Another question: Do all veggies for the snails have to be blanched? Or are there some that can be put in raw?

I put some cooked spinach in the yesterday and the snails were very, very happy.
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I would swear I read something about spinach oxalic acid not being good in large quantities. Kale, collards and dandelion are high in calcium and the tougher the lead the longer to blanch. Zucchini and cucumber, anything soft doesn't need blanching.
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