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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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deleted the pictures cause they were blurry and totally unhelpful.

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Smile Good pic

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i have! multiple times! (: when i was researching them, that was my go-to site. i'm pretty sure that i have the diffusa, i just wanted to know how much they eat/what else they eat.

edit: this is the best i could get for now. it's not very helpful...

Are you kidding? This picture is great, maybe not for identification purposes, but I definitely like it. I suppose we have the same kind of snail.It is a scavenger in all the extension of the word. I suspect its preffered food is vegetation Vegetables, wil have to try carrots and stuff like that.

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^ another one from my phone from the day i got him. i think this would help the most.
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Are you kidding? This picture is great, maybe not for identification purposes, but I definitely like it. I suppose we have the same kind of snail.It is a scavenger in all the extension of the word. I suspect its preffered food is vegetation Vegetables, wil have to try carrots and stuff like that.
haha, well thanks. sooo, i should try carrots then? am i supposed to blanch those, too?
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I feed my trapdoor snails and my 1 black mystery snail cucumbers or zucchini. However alot of times I end up having to toss the veggie because they won't eat it and it rots in the water. I also feed them "tank nibblers". I get them at walmart and they stick to the side of the wall.

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I drop in 2-3 a day plus fresh veggies but I also have 2 giant wild trapdoor snails and about 30 babies in the tank plus the one mystery snail.

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so, what would you recommend for just ONE mystery snail? i can't seem to find a good feeding schedule for him. :/

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i think i stalked this thread long enough... i started a new thread with my question but no one seems to have answered it... ive got my mystery snail in my spawn tank right now, theres lots and lots of plant matter in there, oak leaves, banana leaves, indian almond leaves, and some live plants, do i still need to give him wafers and veggies?

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CJ, I would supplement a veggie, like blanched carrots or cucumber, or an algae wafer every once in a while, if you feel that its current source of food is not enough. If the snail doesn't eat it completely within a set amount of time, remove it and let them feed on whatever is in the tank for a while.

Ravyne, I usually don't have a set schedule for feeding my mystery snails. I usually just throw in something like a veggie or two a few times a week. Some people even like putting them in a separate tank to feed them, to minimize the food waste polluting the water of the main tank.

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CJ, I would supplement a veggie, like blanched carrots or cucumber, or an algae wafer every once in a while, if you feel that its current source of food is not enough. If the snail doesn't eat it completely within a set amount of time, remove it and let them feed on whatever is in the tank for a while.

Ravyne, I usually don't have a set schedule for feeding my mystery snails. I usually just throw in something like a veggie or two a few times a week. Some people even like putting them in a separate tank to feed them, to minimize the food waste polluting the water of the main tank.
Okay. I just feel like mine NEVER eats. And there's not really that much in my tank. At least, I don't see any algae or anything. I've been offering him spinach and algae wafers for the past two days, but he won't eat it. I guess I'll keep trying? Thanks.
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do all the leaves and such count as food for him though?

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