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Old 04-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #1 
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Dirty Snail :(

My black mystery snail cruises around eats her cucumbers and now gets calcium. Yet her shell is covered in hair like green plants. Will she clean herself up??? These plants just sprouted about a month ago and i'm worried they are bad. Anyone have any advice???
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #2 
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They might be unsightly but is harmless. another snail might try to uh, clean her shell (not that I'd ever suggest a second one for that purpose!). Or you can -gently- wipe with some paper towel. It won't hurt her, it just may offend the eyes!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #3 
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A soft toothbrush and water works wonders. Just be gentle.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #4 
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My yellow snail Herbie gets fuzzy short stringy stuff and algea growing on his shell. I just rub it off gently with my fingers in the tank water.
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Thanks guys! Uhm another question, she appears to have little white spots on her shell where its weak or seems worn away. Any thoughts??? I know calcium will help but in what form??
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #6 
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Some ppl have tried Cuttlebones used for pet birds. I never tried that yet. But I feed my snails fresh spinach leaves. Spinach is high in calcium.
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Weekend feeders (those white things) is good for them. Cuttlebone is ok, just be warned it will rot, so just break of a tiny piece.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #8 
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I use cuttlebone, but they're big, so just break off a little chunk, and they float, so you have to weigh them down or wedge them under something. I tie mine to a river rock.
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