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I've heard good things about Omega One. If I went with their veggie rounds, would that work for my snail?

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yeah omega one is pretty good! you can also look up a recipe for snello, my snails love it(and the calcium keeps their shells healthy!)

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Hey guys! Cuttlebone thoughts? Should I get some?
I should break off a small piece and place it in my 10 gallon, correct? How big a piece should go in a 55 gallon with two snails?

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How do I get the water in my tank to be harder? c:

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The thing is betta's prefer soft water and just make sure mystery snails have calcium in their diet and you should be okay.
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Okay! Today I prepared some snail jello using Tums as an ingredient. Will that provide enough calcium? I've read that snails need calcium in the water as well as in their diet, which is why I'm looking at cuttlebone.

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Don't use the tums. You don't know what's really mixed in with them and could spell disaster for the tank. Stick to finding a bottom feeder wafer with calcium on the ingredients list. No cuttlebones.
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The "Tums" I used aren't name brand and have an ingredient list on the back. Also, the snello recipe I used called for Tums, and seems to have good reviews. I do want to play it safe, but I also would feel terrible if the supplies my dad bought me were wasted.

Why no cuttlebone? (Saves me money if not, just curious)

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The "Tums" I used aren't name brand and have an ingredient list on the back. Also, the snello recipe I used called for Tums, and seems to have good reviews. I do want to play it safe, but I also would feel terrible if the supplies my dad bought me were wasted.

Why no cuttlebone? (Saves me money if not, just curious)
can you link me to this recipe you found online?


Cuttlebones are from salt water. I would be very hesitant to use them in a fresh water tank....

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Oh, okay, thank you for catching that! Didn't realize cuttlebone was from saltwater, and many places I look they suggest using cuttlebone. I'll try to be sure that my snails get plenty of calcium from their food.

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I used ten tablets that are 1000mg (basically Tums, different brand)

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What I used is Equate antacid. The main ingredient is calcium carbonate. There is also dextrose, flavors, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, starch, sucralose.

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If that isn't safe, I don't have anything to use for calcium in the food other than baby food and maybe veggies.

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