04-26-2007, 04:46 PM
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Well no eggs and have lost 3 mystery snails since I got them. I don't know what is wrong. No signs of parasites, the water parameters are perfect they just die. Well 2 of them just died, the other one got it's foot caught in the intake of the HOB and died there. Maybe they are just old but I have no clue. They have Crushed coral, GH is 10-12, KH is 7-8 and i have been feeding them alage wafers and Romaine Lettuce.
The ones that died did have really bad shell deformities. The first one had what I would call a waffle shape to the shell where the door is supposed to close. The other one had really bad shell loss along the same side of the shell as the spiral. Maybe I should pick better specimens but my LFS doesn't have the best selection and snails are not their thing.
The pond ramshorns are doing great though, recovering nicely and laying eggs again.
I am thinking I need to find someone here to send me some young ones so I have a better chance at having them survive. Either that or go back to Colombian Ramshorns which bred like crazy and I never had a problem with.