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    Well, the second repair didn't take. RIP, Shelly...

    Well, the second repair didn't take. RIP, Shelly :(
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    Thanks everyone for your nice comments. Good...

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

    Good news: Shelly is out for his first "walk" since the repair. He'd been very still for the last few weeks as well as since the procedure only moving a...
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    Update!

    Shelley's doing well, but needed a second repair. I made a new post to detail this most recent work:

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?p=1015658
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    Shell repair: Part two

    Quite some time ago, I performed a shell repair on my blue mystery snail:

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=84845

    Since that time, my snail calcified the gap...
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    andreahp: Whoops - missed your question. No, I...

    andreahp: Whoops - missed your question. No, I do not check params daily. This tank shows stable params over long periods of time, so I find I don't get much information out of more frequent checks...
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    The Fluval Spec has an internal filter that is...

    The Fluval Spec has an internal filter that is adjustable. Typically, my little guy has not been bothered by the current as he has a plant and a structure to hide in.

    I'll ponder an upgrade...
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    This is NOT a picture of my betta, but is a good...

    This is NOT a picture of my betta, but is a good example of what the protrusion on his side looks like (note the white-ish area on this fish):
    ...
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    Chronically ill betta

    Fanshawe is a male twin-tail betta.

    Tank: 2G Fluval Spec
    Temp: ~77F
    Params: GH 120ppm / KH 120ppm / PH 7.0 / Nitrite 0ppm / Nitrate 20ppm / Ammonia 0

    Tankmate: Zebra nerite snail (except when...
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    I'm amazed. There's finally some evidence that...

    I'm amazed. There's finally some evidence that the newly-formed shell beyond (and maybe under) the eggshells is calcifying. In the photo below, you can see that just below the last eggshell piece,...
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    Here's a new photo depicting new shell growth...

    Here's a new photo depicting new shell growth (approximately 6mm). Note that the growth directly beyond the egg shell is not very strong - it's actually quite malleable. I suspect I'll need to...
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    Thank you, Jayme! Here's a follow-up pic of...

    Thank you, Jayme!

    Here's a follow-up pic of Mr. Shelly approximately a week and a half post-repair. Note that just along the very edge of the final piece of egg shell, there is new snail shell...
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    I'm happy to report that Shelly is now starting...

    I'm happy to report that Shelly is now starting to form new shell like a normal, happy snail. It even extends beyond the 'fake' shell I made him out of egg shells. I'm curious as to what's going on...
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    Thanks, Ray! I've been trying to up Shelly's...

    Thanks, Ray! I've been trying to up Shelly's calcium recently. Hopefully, that helps.


    Of interest, here's a link to the how-to post:
    ...
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    Shell repair: Saving 'Shelly'

    Shelly is a blue ivory mystery snail that I acquired several months ago. At time of purchase, he seemed to have had a recent growth spurt that had resulted in some minor cracking in his shell. Here...
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    Thanks for your interest, korith. Here's a pic...

    Thanks for your interest, korith.

    Here's a pic of my dude in his new digs:

    http://www.i8software.ca:81/IMG_0482.jpg

    It's not great quality, but you get the idea. It's now been about a week...
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    Quick update: Since I posted, I've performed a...

    Quick update: Since I posted, I've performed a repair on this snail using cleaned egg shells, super glue, and nail polish. He's a happy little dude, now. Will post a follow up with pics soon.
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    Don't worry - I hunted through all my results...

    Don't worry - I hunted through all my results (within reason). I was hoping for some more in-depth feedback from the community here, though. There are several pages that say you can repair snail...
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    Disturbingly, this is the first link google gives...

    Disturbingly, this is the first link google gives me on a search for 'snail repair':

    http://www.markastore.com/BODY-CARE/Body-Moisturizers/Herbagen-Snail-Repair-Serum.html

    Not helpful :(
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    Crack repair - help!

    When I got my blue ivory mystery snail, he already had a crack forming in his shell (it appears to be due to a rapid period of growth - a gap appeared and never filled back in). Now that he's...
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    As it turns out, shortly after my first clam...

    As it turns out, shortly after my first clam died, so did the other two. My poor little dudes. The silver lining is that mini clams are delicious to some of my other critters... :/

    If I ever get...
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    I'm going to have to check this out. My clam's...

    I'm going to have to check this out. My clam's two buddies are still kicking and I don't want them to meet the same fate. Thanks for the info :)
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    No - I've always just let my clams filter any...

    No - I've always just let my clams filter any leftover gunge out of the water - e.g., fish food, algae, etc. Is there a way to feed clams in a targeted manner?
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    I don't really know how old he was, either. I...

    I don't really know how old he was, either. I suppose he was fully grown, but that's probably the only clue I'll ever have. He was really neat while he was around.

    Thanks for your response :)
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    Lost a mini-clam today

    Just noticed today that one of my three mini clams' shells is open (he is le dead).

    How long have others' mini clams lived? This little dude only enjoyed about 6 months with my critters before...
  25. Poll: My suspicion is some filter medium taken from...

    My suspicion is some filter medium taken from another tank on setup. When I was cycling this tank, initially, I stuck a piece of filter medium from another well-established tank into my tank's...
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