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    I just introduced this snail to my tank two days ago. For the first day, it just floated on the top of the water. Well, it finally attached to the wall and has remained in this corner of the tank ever since. The problem is, it is leaving this nasty, stringy film in my tank (specifically these suction cups on my heater where it hangs out). In the 10 gallon tank is just 1 betta fish. Is this normal or should I be worried about this snail or my betta?20150628_155709.jpg
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    I'm assuming that is a mystery or an apple snail. Not sure why it is doing what it is doing but I don't think it'll hurt your betta.
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    I agree, not sure why its so slimy...so you salt the water at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    I agree, not sure why its so slimy...so you salt the water at all?
    I've never put salt in my tank... would this help? As long as it's not a sign of a parasite/disease or something then I'm happy!

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    I've never put salt in my tank... would this help? As long as it's not a sign of a parasite/disease or something then I'm happy!
    Do not put salt in your tank with snails. You know how you put salt on a slug and it kills it? Same thing. It was a good question for Boundava to ask since salt is commonly used and would have been a good reason why the snail was leaving a slimy trail. It could very well just be coincidence that what you are seeing on the heater showed up the same time as the snail. I've never seen any of my snails actually leave a slime trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Do not put salt in your tank with snails. You know how you put salt on a slug and it kills it? Same thing. It was a good question for Boundava to ask since salt is commonly used and would have been a good reason why the snail was leaving a slimy trail. It could very well just be coincidence that what you are seeing on the heater showed up the same time as the snail. I've never seen any of my snails actually leave a slime trail.
    That's what I figured (with the salt). The snail itself is moving around a lot more recently but last night he had at least an inch and a half of stringy excrement hanging from him. Maybe he's got a weird digestion issue and is just pooping his little brains out?

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    I'm not sure. I don't know much about what can go wrong with a snail or how to treat a snail, if you can at all.
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    If there's alot in there for him to eat (algae, old fish food), then yes, he could be pooping more than normal.

    How often, how much do you feed the betta?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    If there's alot in there for him to eat (algae, old fish food), then yes, he could be pooping more than normal.

    How often, how much do you feed the betta?
    Betta gets 2 or 3 pellets twice a day (morning and night), one day a week he gets a bloodworm snack and one day a week he doesn't get fed at all.

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    Does he eat every bit of food each time?

    You could cut back to feeding once a day, it would be plenty...fish in the wild don't eat every day.

    I feed all 3 of my tnks just once a day, the amount they can eat in a few minutes, and "fast" once a week like you do,
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