Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-17-2020, 08:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 2
Snail's shell is disintegrating

Abit of backstory as I'm a new owner of snails never had any experience with them. The pet shop sold it to me and said they were easy maintenance as long as you clean weekly. I had a betta fish for a year and decided to get a 10g to give him more room.

I recently got my snail about 3-4 weeks ago. I added him to a new tank along with my betta fish in a 10g. Prior to that I set up the water in the tank a few days earlier. My betta fish had some possible rot on his fin so I did a tetra fungus and bacteria removal in the tank. 4 days later I did a 25% water change and then another 25$ the day later and added the snail in. Snail was fine fast forward to a week ago I moved into a new place and did a 50% water change and cleaned up any fecal waste however 2 days ago I noticed my snail had alot of shell disintegration. I feed him cucumbers and salad. I added a cuttlebone to the tank along with some crushed egg shells as the pet shop told me my hardness along with calcium was insufficient. This morning I woke up and saw it didnt improve and was recommended by the pet shop to add a tiny pinch of baking soda in the tank as it's probably the ph. I'm going to go tomorrow and get a ph tester but my water is supposed to be in the higher 7 range. What should I do for now remove the snail from the tank and put him in a covered bowl with fresh water till the 10g is sorted out? I'm worried about his condition getting worse if I leave him in there. Here's a pic of what he looks like right now. He originally had a tiny bit of shell gone from his spiral point but now it's much worse.

Thanks for the help!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200317_200829.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	181.5 KB
ID:	315673  
__________________

__________________
aqua sapphire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2020, 08:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 2
Also last two pics are of him the first 2 days just to compare the shell
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200315_124138.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	214.9 KB
ID:	315674   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200226_165120.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	234.1 KB
ID:	315675  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20200227_161107.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	270.7 KB
ID:	315676  
__________________

__________________
aqua sapphire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2020, 03:42 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 14,433
Did the fish store person test your water and tell you what the pH was?

It is pretty easy to make an adjustment when you have water with low pH. You can test and if your water is pretty acidic then you can set up your water changes to add calcium and maybe magnesium.

If you contact your local water supplier they will have a report which indicates the water quality, and get the information which will indicate if it is low on magnesium (other things).

It seems the snail might have been in more acidic water quality before you got him as well. And it is worsened now. People have put patches on a snail shell with a boiled /sanitized eggshell... and crazy glue gel.
__________________
FW & SW
Favorite tank right now - 12G Edge nano fish

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
snail, snails

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assassin snails shell is disintegrating? Islander009 Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 3 05-29-2013 12:52 AM
Snail, Snail, Snail...Oh look Another Snail, Snail... kribbman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 01-23-2009 10:56 PM
disintegrating leaves on crypts zenkatydid Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 10-29-2006 07:43 PM
Disintegrating driftwood?? newfound77951 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 06-24-2006 08:34 PM
disintegrating mushrooms kidafius Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 7 12-08-2003 09:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.