My Apple Snail
I have had for about 6 months now. He was, up until recently, housed with a Guppy
that couldn't get along with anyone/anything but the snail, He seemed to be the only thing the Guppy
wouldn't pick on. Abouit 2 months ago, the Guppy
went to a larger tank, and the snail had to go to a smaller one (there was a leak in the 10g that I previously had). Currently, the snail's shell is about the size of a dime, and has what I would call preferations all over the shell. It almost looks how I would imagine my snake shedding in sections rather than all at once. He is straight up ripping his shell. This didn't happen over time, this happened instantly, within 2 days! There are no predators in the tank, he is the only occupant and has been for 2 months. His parameters are good (I cannot give you specifics because I take water samples to 5 different stores (4 being LFS stores) and they all say it is perfect for him.
My main question is this: a co-worker is willing to take him, house him, and "try" to heal him then give hime back, should I do this? I am deadset on getting a betta for the tank he is currently in, and am going to do it regardless of what is said....but can I keep my snail (who is WAY more fascinating than I ever anticipated!) and possibly heal him myself while still adding the betta?
I would post pics, and will certainly try to every day, but the damn snail will only "suck" the walls one way when I actually have a camera and with his condition, I don't want to take him out of water to take a picture for this!