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richberstler
03-13-2008, 09:28 PM
I think it might be a calcium problem as they have turned on the empty shells in the tank (assuming it's them) and eating it.

Adrian
03-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Do you have salt in your tank? Salt will decompose the shells on snails, and eventually they will dissolve to nothing.

richberstler
03-13-2008, 10:05 PM
I have never introduced salt.

There are so many snails I think they are missing something from their diet.

For tank mates check out my 20g tall in my sig.

angelcakes
03-13-2008, 10:22 PM
that to me sounds like a lack of calcium,there is something you can get for it,will have to find it for you,:thumb:

angelcakes
03-13-2008, 10:27 PM
this link might help

http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/176/

richberstler
03-13-2008, 10:42 PM
this link might help

http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/176/


Thank you. I also just came across this

http://www.geocities.com/sarkymite/snails/research.html

I'm fairly certain now it's a calcium problem.

angelcakes
03-13-2008, 10:44 PM
still keep an eye on them because there shells will be weak,

Levi
03-13-2008, 11:17 PM
Do you have salt in your tank? Salt will decompose the shells on snails, and eventually they will dissolve to nothing.

that isn't true, snails tolerate low doses of aquarium salt just fine

richberstler
03-13-2008, 11:46 PM
Is there any harm with using saltwater reef Iodized calcium in a freshwater tanks with fish and plants?

It was all I could find at the LFS and want to ask before I add...

richberstler
03-14-2008, 12:15 AM
Is there any harm with using saltwater reef Iodized calcium in a freshwater tanks with fish and plants?

It was all I could find at the LFS and want to ask before I add...

I wanted to add it is Seachem "Reef Calcium", a blue labeled white bottle.

They also had the Kents calcium which i just saw msjinxd suggested in another thread. would there be any reason either is better or would damage my tankmates?