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Old 03-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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snail problems?

I have like 20 snails and some of them have cracks in their shells. Is this how they outgrow the smaller shell? Or is it something eating the shell?

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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What are this white things on my glass? Snail Eggs? Are the snails eating each other.?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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those appear to be nassarius snails. they will need to be fed. they do not eat algae. they eat meaty foods. i can't tell what the things on the glass are.
snail shells will grow with the snail, they don't crack to grow. i don't know what the cracks are from.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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Snails need calcium to grow healthy. I heard kail (spell check) is great. Also feed them lettuce and they will be happy campers. Plus if theres no kail. Or... Kale? I think you can get calcium supplement for fish ane you mid it in water.


P.s. Lack of calcium causes cracks ane divits. Sorry i didnt state up there.
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those snails will not eat kale or lettuce.
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Really? I didnt know that. My expirience is with mystery snails. My bad.

But the calcium still stands
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mr. x what do you recommend to feed the nassarius, i have about 10 and love the little guys.
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Yes, do you actively feed them or are we talking leftovers?
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Mine eat leftovers. I haven't found a way to target feed them with the flow in my tank. Any advice on that?
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