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Old 11-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #1 
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Talking Mystery Snail

Hi, I have a mystery snail in my community tank and he was the one who actually started my tank, when i got him he was small but in the last few months he has exploded and I was reading up on them and it suggested putting in calcium or something in the tank.

He is currently sitting on top of a zucchini making a pig out of himself and he shell aside from some growing cracks that are now colouring up his shell seems fine but anything I can do to prevent him from ever getting shell damage would be great.

I was just wondering if anyone else uses some sort of calcium to help their snails and if they have had good or bad luck with it. I don't want to use it if it will hurt the other fish in the tank

He is currently in a tank with neon tetra, shrimp, guppies, peppermint bristlenoses and a few corydoras.

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #2 
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I should mention - this is the product that has been recommended so far

http://www.aquaticlifeaquariums.com....ml#p1480#p1482
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #3 
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go to the vitamin section... caltrate or some other calcium supplement. Make sure it's not flavored. Calcium citrate is what you want.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #4 
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Supposedly cuttle bone works
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:37 AM   #5 
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Supposedly cuttle bone works
Yes, cuttlefish bones are good for calcium. It's a little off-topic, but crushed/ground cuttlefish bone is actually a common suggestion for those with hermies so they get their calcium. It'd be just the same for snails I would imagine.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #6 
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cuttlebone can also rot, so be careful
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #7 
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I was wondering this same thing! how much of a calcium supplement would you add and how often?
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I attached the cuttle bone to one of theose veggie clip things that way I could easily remove
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:38 AM   #9 
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where can you get cuttle bone?
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Cuttlebone isn't a bad idea I can put in a filter media bag and hang it off the side so its easy to remove, but how often would I have to replace it and should I leave it there all the time or just a few days a week?
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