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    Default My mystery snail is growing a purple mohawk


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    Hey everyone,

    I had posted a similar issue in my original thread where I have been having some trouble with algae.

    Taking a really close look at my mystery snail I noticed it looks like there is purple hair growing from his shell. Is this bad for it? Should I be cleaning it? Any ideas how to stop the lovely green stuff as well?

    I appreciate all guidance and help! Thanks,

    Chris

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    Get some shrimp, RCS are easy to keep...they'll clean him up in no time, lol

    Snails get algae on their shells if there's no help cleaning it off...and it's usually harmless
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    Really?! I have two RCS in a smaller tank, can I just plop them into this tank?

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    if the tempature and ph are similar, yes and if not acclimate them.
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    Awesome! Will they help solve my green algae problem too?

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    they should help, but if there is a lot it is not going to make a HUGE difference
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    Well I went out and bought three more and I've done several water changes over the course of the last couple days and that has seemed to have helped.

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    Is it possible your tank is getting too much light? Any direct sunlight on the tank at any point in the day will cause issues. if your tank light is on 8 - 10 hour a day you should be fine but if you're still getting algae you might want to reduce the lighting time. Neritz snails are great help for algae especially in smaller tanks.
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    My tank right now is in my basement, it gets zero natural light. I leave my LED tank light on for about 16 hours per day.

    Would I be able to put nerite snails in with my mystery snail? And if so how many would I put in?

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    That's a lot of light and LED's can be very powerful.
    You might try to cut back to 10 hours?
    Nerites snails won't bother anything - including your mystery snails. They are pretty little snails and great at clean up.
    One thing about them - once they get established they'll start laying eggs. the eggs are white and about the size of a pin head and they'll deposit one at a time until there's a little bunch of them within a quarter inch or so of each other. They don't lay clutches like mystery snails.. The only way to get the eggsoff the tank glass is with a razor blade. Impossible to remove them from driftwood.
    I actually kind of like the looks of the eggs - makes me happy to know their environment is conducive to normal behavior and just adds more off a natural look to the tank.
    How large is your tank? I have 3 or 4 in my 30 gal and 2 or 3 in the 15 gal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Jabroni View Post
    My tank right now is in my basement, it gets zero natural light. I leave my LED tank light on for about 16 hours per day.

    Would I be able to put nerite snails in with my mystery snail? And if so how many would I put in?
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