So i have had an Apple Snail
(the one photographed in my avitar) for a couple months now, pretty much since the tank has been set up....He is a cool little guy and was always active, scooting along the glass and substrate eating anything that hit the floor of the tank, just fun to watch.....well....2 weeks ago i moved my tank from my sons bedroom into our dining room and now i hardly ever see him out....i have actually started hand feeding him just to make sure he eats. Unlike before when i would hand feed him he would come fully out of his shell, tenticles extented and pretty much inhale his food. I also put fresh veggies in the tank for my BN pleco (blanched zucchini and cucumber) he would move as quick as he could and devour it. Tonight when i went to hand him a peice of an algea waffer he mearly exposed his mouth and half heartidly munched onit.....i never noticed before because i never really poked at him, but i did tonight and his shell seems kinda soft to me
....All of my params are good
i also have the api GH/KH liquid tests and they show my water to be very hard and from what i have read on the KH it is on the higher end which will help deter ph swings...
i use API liquid master test kit and do 25-30% weekly water changes (every thursday) i use PRIME as a water conditioner with every change. The ONLY thing new is i added some live plants (Anacharis
, banana plant, Java Moss
, Java Fern
) and i have been using Seachems plant fert (only once so far, last thursday) and i will use it also at weekly water changes.
i did notice and have been telling my boyfriend for the past 2 weeks (prior to any plants or ferts) that i think there is something wrong with him and he just tells me i pay too much attention