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The first layer of my mystery snails shell is coming off. How can I stop it and is it normal?
 

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maybe he is growing?
 

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It looks like he has got a little bigger. I just hope he/she lives. I love mystery snails. :(
 

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The Ph is 6.5, but I put eggshells in the tank hoping it will help. I also looked it up as long as it doesn't get bumped a lot or holes that it will grow the new shell fine
 

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Umm did you boil and wash the eggshells first? You know what would help? conch shells :D I have 3 in my 20 gal, and some pretty shells I found on the beach, great fior a beach theme! GREAt for snails, raises hardness, Ph, and KH
 

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Will it harm my betta's? And I did wash them.
 

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snails need "harder" water. hard water means that there are minerals in it, like calcium which snails need to maintain a healthy shell.. also if the water is too acidic it can be eroding.
 

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I will put a small one in the water. Also the other fish are mollies so I think they will be fine. :)
 

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They are like the only fish who can survive in fresh water, brackish water, and complete salt water. Lol
 

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applesnail.net they have TONS of information on snails and snail erosion. The sad part is bettas prefer softer water, but snails harder.
 

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My last Mystery snail died of shell erosion
 

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If Romeo shows signs of distress I am removing them
 
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