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Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Inverts and calcium

Do I need to supplement calcium to help them grow? I see pictures of these huge crayfish and snails.

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I don't know anything about crayfish but you do with snails, from what I've read. I give my black mystery snail kale for that purpose, and he is growing steadily bigger!
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What is kale?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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What is kale?
Kale is a vegetable. Leafy green. You will find it in most grocery stores. To feed it to snails, blanch it in boiling water for 3 minutes. or you can stick it in some water in a bowl, and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. blanching is just to soften it so the snail can eat it.

Kale is delicious for humans too!
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In my opinion, its very beneficial to add some calcium rich food since shrimps and crayfish molt a lot. I am not sure how much calcium is lost during molts and how much is taken back if any parts of exoskeleton is eaten, but its a nice reassurance.
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In my opinion, its very beneficial to add some calcium rich food since shrimps and crayfish molt a lot. I am not sure how much calcium is lost during molts and how much is taken back if any parts of exoskeleton is eaten, but its a nice reassurance.
I agree, adding cuddle bone to the tank also helps allot.
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You can buy these things on eBay called mineral rocks. Find the ones sold by the seller Aquatic Magic... These are great for calcium.
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Just add limestone and or Marble to the tank and or filter. The main mineral in those rocks are calcite.
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Cuddle bone is 2 for a dollar adds calicum and other minerals. It's also very easy to find at any petstore. Easiest way to go.
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Do I need to supplement calcium to help them grow? I see pictures of these huge crayfish and snails.
BTW.. Do you get calcium buildup on your plumbing fixtures? If so then your tap has already got dissolved calcium.
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