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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Snail Shell deteriorting

Both my mystery snails have pathetic looking shells, I give them calcium in the form of a pill, but i never know how much they get because my betta eats anything and everything i try to give to them, including the calcium and the algae tablets i tried to feed them, he has only left the veggies i give them alone, hes pretty annoying sometimes I threaten him with a toilet flush, but he never listens :P Its a good thing he's so cute!

But any other calcium source ideas that my betta will leave alone???
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 07:49 PM
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Can you try liquid calcium in the water or will that harm your betta?

Just another thought: Have you checked the pH of your water? Less than 7.2 can cause shell erosion.

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Both my mystery snails have pathetic looking shells, I give them calcium in the form of a pill, but i never know how much they get because my betta eats anything and everything i try to give to them, including the calcium and the algae tablets i tried to feed them, he has only left the veggies i give them alone, hes pretty annoying sometimes I threaten him with a toilet flush, but he never listens :P Its a good thing he's so cute!

But any other calcium source ideas that my betta will leave alone???
I know how you feel :(

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