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Old 09-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 
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Question Anyone else LOVE snails?

I got a blue mystery snail a couple months ago and have fallen in love with him! He's grown HUGE and is just so entertaining to watch. I got a gold mystery snail yesterday who is TINY in comparison. But can't wait to watch him grow too! So what is the best care for these guys, like food wise? Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:42 PM   #2 
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Nah, snails gross me out :P Besides, reading the horror stories of the smell of dead snails discourages me even more.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #3 
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Lol, I love them. I had some as a kid when my family had a 5 gallon with 3 mollies, but that was forever ago. The water is too soft down here for them :/
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #4 
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I miss my mystery snails. The only snails I have now are MTS and they're not much fun.

You need to provide a lot of calcium rich foods for the snails. Spinach is a good one. Try to find calcium enriched algae wafers. As long as they have a good supply of calcium they should do fine.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:52 PM   #5 
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Thanks guys!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #6 
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Awesome help for the food....I was about to ask around for that because I HAD my 2 snails withe a betta (one in each tank) but changed things around and have 2 golden snails (think they are also called apple snails...no clue - check out the picture) and since they no longer were getting leftover food that my betta didn't eat I had no clue what to feed the little guys....
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:24 AM   #7 
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I have a nerite snail and he's brilliant at eating my algae.

However; I got a beauty the other day...he's a sulawesi snail (I've named him shrek).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dipsydoodlenoodle/5030954836/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dipsydoodlenoodle/5030337447/
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:18 AM   #8 
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I used to have a BIG snail. It was the size of my palm when it died ... I dearly loved that critter.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:34 PM   #9 
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Thank you 1f2f :D W00t I know what I'll be getting next time I stop by the petstore

edit: anyone have any advise on what brand or whatever type of algae wafer to get them?

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #10 
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I think snails are really cute! I have two right now but they just poop SO MUCH. It's a real pain. They poop more than my fish does!!
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