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  1. #1

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    One of the most common questions regarding snails is how to make sure they get the calcium they need to grow and maintain their shells. One way to do that is by providing them with calcium-rich foods to eat. Here is a list of vegetables and fruits that have significant amounts of calcium.

    Vegetables Calcium per 100 gram
    Dill Weed 208 mg
    Turnip Greens 190 mg
    Collards 145 mg
    Parsley 138 mg
    Kale 135 mg
    Watercress 120 mg
    Beet Greens 119 mg
    Chinese Cabbage 105 mg
    Mustard Greens 103 mg
    Chicory Greens 100 mg
    Spinach 99 mg
    Okra 81 mg
    Leaf Lettuce 68 mg
    Cilantro 67 mg
    Purslane 65 mg
    Endive 52 mg
    Swiss Chard 51 mg
    Broccoli 48 mg
    Cabbage 47 mg
    Rutabaga 47 mg
    Brussel Sprouts 42 mg
    Celery 40 mg
    Sweet Potato Leaves 37 mg
    Green Beans 37 mg
    Romaine Lettuce 36 mg
    Parsnips 36 mg
    Head Lettuce 32 mg
    Alfalfa Sprouts 32 mg
    Squash (winter, all varieties) 31 mg
    Turnip 30 mg
    Carrots 27 mg
    Kohlrabi 24 mg
    Sweet Potato 22 mg
    Cauliflower 22 mg
    Asparagus 21 mg
    Pumpkin 21 mg
    Squash (summer, all varieties) 20 mg
    Beets 16 mg
    Cucumber (with skin) 14 mg
    Red and Green Peppers 9 mg
    Tomato 5 mg
    White Corn 2 mg

    Fruits Calcium per 100 gram
    Seedless Raisins 49 mg
    Orange 40 mg
    Lime 33 mg
    Blackberries 32 mg
    Kiwi 26 mg
    Lemon (no peel) 26 mg
    Papaya 24 mg
    Raspberries 22 mg
    Sweet Cherries 15 mg
    Strawberries 14 mg
    Tangerine 14 mg
    Apricots 14 mg
    Grapefruit, White 12 mg
    Grapefruit, Red & Pink 11 mg
    Pear 11 mg
    Cantaloupe 11 mg
    Grapes 11 mg
    Mango 10 mg
    Watermelon 8 mg
    Persimmon, Japanese 8 mg
    Pineapple 7 mg
    Apple (with skin) 7 mg
    Cranberries 7 mg
    Banana 6 mg
    Honeydew Melon 6 mg
    Blueberries 6 mg
    Casaba Melon 5 mg
    Nectarine 5 mg
    Peach 5 mg
    Plum 4 mg

    Thanks to Scrup for finding and first posting this list.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
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    Good info.

    Sticky in snail forum?
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    80 Gallon: Native Temperate Reef

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    20 Gallon Planted: Cherry Barbs, Common Pleco, Floating frog, Fire Bellied Newt

    10 Gallon Planted: Apple Snails/Cherry Barb Breeder.... fingers crossed

  3. #3

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    Can we safely assume that none of these will raise the pH in our tanks?

    It would also be best, wouldn't it, to chop these items up very finely and physically place them on the substrate, directly in front of the snails? Since they are very slow, and other bottom feeders are much faster, it would probably end up being first come, first served. Perhaps it ensure the snails got it, one could pick the snail up and touch the morsel to its mouth region? In the case of trapdoors, like I've got, to nudge the trapdoor a bit to get the snail's attention? Mine are so often closed, they would be likely to miss out, altogether.

    I know my Dojos would immediately consume whatever I place onto the gravel, so I am thinking a good strategy would be to remove the snails and feed them in a separate location outside of the tank.

    Any thoughts on this? And, thank you for the list.

    -- mermaidwannabe
    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

  4. #4

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    Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax Thanks! - Scrup 
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    no vegetable material should effect your pH unless you leave it to rot. The recommendation for fresh vegetable material is generally to remove it after 12 hours, or 24 hours at maximum.

    Scrup makes his own food, I believe, by blending together several different substances and freezing it in a gelatin mix. Other people just attach the food item to a weight and feed it plain. Your feeding strategies will have to be customized for whatever works for you, depending on your stock. You may have to experiment to find a food that your loaches are not that interested in but your snails are.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino
    Other people just attach the food item to a weight and feed it plain.
    I just stick a stainless steel dinner fork in it and drop it in.
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    5 Gallon Native Temperate Invert tank

    20 Gallon Planted: Cherry Barbs, Common Pleco, Floating frog, Fire Bellied Newt

    10 Gallon Planted: Apple Snails/Cherry Barb Breeder.... fingers crossed

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    @mermaid, a good option might be those side veggie clips. Mine will rarely make a trip up to the top of the tank. Also, fresh veggies should be sturdy enough to not be devoured by the loaches right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe
    Can we safely assume that none of these will raise the pH in our tanks?

    -- mermaidwannabe
    Yes, since it is the carbonate hardness amount that will buffer (keep it from dropping) pH. If your carbonate hardness (kH) is moderate the life in your tank will consume the natural calcium in foods, so it won't raise your pH.

    Dave
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    Thank you very much for this very helpful thread for us who keep snails sir. ;)

  9. #9

    Question Snail in air tube column?


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    I have a Nerite snail that twice now has crawled into the air tube column attached to a sponge in my 29 gallon. The bubbles seem to be hitting him pretty hard so I've gotten him out by inverting the tube and shaking him loose. Is this harmful to him? Should I just leave him in there?

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    From time to time you may experience problems with your snails. Very little is known about what these illnesses are, what causes them, and even less is known about treatments. Unfortunately it seems more time is spent on increasingly more ingenious ways to kill them.
    saim45

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