I added crushed coral and the snail has perked up a TON! I thought he was already being very active, but it has improved a lot
I did add the betta, and thank goodness he isn't deciding to be a jerk and pick on the snail. The rips in his shell have not gotten any worse, but I can't say that they have gotten any better either. I guess that's a good thing seeing as how current damage was so quickly done.
I did take him out of the tank during last water change to take a picture, but when I took him out of the water, the rips in the shell were hardly visible. I was so odd! When underwater he is OBVIOUSLY all the way down to his body, but could hardly see it out of water!
I have read/heard that I can glue egg shell onto him to repair the cracks/legions being careful not to let glue seep inside...is that recommended? That just sounds so iffy to me!
I added a picture of the betta because he is getting more beautiful EVERY day! He started off all pearly white, but so far he is getting blue highlights on his fins! His eyes are the most striking blue I have EVER seen! Picture was taken right at night, and he was on his way to his bunk, so it's not at his most beautiful point, but is shows his colors