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Old 06-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #1461 
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he's probably tail biting, in which case you would treat it like you would finrot, just with clean warm water and a good diet. If you think something is triggering it, here are some possiblilites: stress, poor water quality, too much of a filter flow, too much light, too little light, or boredom.... Of course, there are other factors, and the possiblility he just might have a ocd sort of problem but chances are it might just be a one time thing. Hmm, I don't know about the albino snail thing, but it's probably possible...
Okay, clean water I can cope with. It could be because the last few nights the lights have been left on longer than they should have been. I'll get a timer for my lights and hope that's what the issue is.

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If it is boredom what can I do to entertain him more?

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #1462 
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Try Putting interesting things near the tank. Pictures, figurines, anything. Also consider adding new things to the tank, and after every big water change, move things around and switch things up.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #1463 
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I'll try that. i just got a new orchid, i bet he'd like it by his tank a few days a week.

i'll look for things to put in his tank, unfortunately i can't move the live plants but i can move the log.

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #1464 
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No problem. Try miniature terracotta pots, or small shot glasses, try them tipped down with something inside, like a piece of a fake plant. Its funny what they do.
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Awesome, i have just the shot glass i can use for that. i'll try some for my little lady too.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:12 PM   #1466 
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@ pew,
What have u seen them do?
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #1467 
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Someimtes they go after it, because they cant tell its an object/something they cant go through. Its silly. Sometimes, when I QT or acclimate my snail in a shot glass, Alle looks at it like "OMG. The world doesnt make sense anymore D:"

Its pretty cute. If you leave it so he can go into it, he'll flail around a bit confused XD Bigger ones are best, like a brandy/burboun glass or something.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:34 AM   #1468 
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PewPewPew, hi, in our tank we have a helmet and didn't realise but simon love's it and he swims all over it.He adores it, maybe something like that would be good for your fish?they seem to prefer something a little bigger so they can explore and my LFS even suggested putting a 3rd hiding place for him!!!I hope this helped, it seems like they are little explorers so it might occupy him for a little while, and moving them around frequently will help a lot!!!
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^+1 that sounds good
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #1470 
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are females fin-nippers? or can they get along with other flashy fish like corys?
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