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Problems with erosion
Old 12-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
 
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Problems with erosion

I have 2 mystery snails in my 29 gallon. One of them, the ivory one, is having some shell issues and I just don't understand why. It's getting pretty bad and I'm in a panic. I feed them fresh veggies about 3 times a week and have been dropping tums in the tank for them. My blue one isn't having the issue at all. Any suggestions? Here are my water params:
PH: 8.0
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.05
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
 
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Hi,

You should also test Nitrates and Hardness. Is your tank cycled or are you cycling with them in it? I wouldn't be putting tums in the tank. Are you putting flavored tums in the tank? Use a cuttlebone instead..it is a natural source of calcium. Just feed them blanched spinach and squash until they start showing improvement. Since they are dirty you should do tank changes often.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
 
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Hi,

You should also test Nitrates and Hardness. Is your tank cycled or are you cycling with them in it? I wouldn't be putting tums in the tank. Are you putting flavored tums in the tank? Use a cuttlebone instead..it is a natural source of calcium. Just feed them blanched spinach and squash until they start showing improvement. Since they are dirty you should do tank changes often.
My liquid test kit didn't include anything for hardness. The nitrates I believe were at around 5.
The tank is cycled and has been for over a month now.
I drop a fruit flavored tum in every so often in hopes it would help because I've read of them being used in this situation on this site (can't recall the post). I've since stopped because they wouldn't eat them.
I'll go out and get cuttlebone tomorrow along with some squash and/or spinach.
Thanks!!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
 
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I wasn't able to get home until late (work) so I had to go to Walmart to look for cuttle bone. What they had had salt in it so I avoided it and instead bought a bottle of Spring Valley Natural Calcium w/ Vitamin D. Will this be ok? They haven't touched the pill I placed in and it is dissolving into the tank. Think this will help even though they aren't eating it?
Also, they only had the bagged Collard Greens which I'm sure were full of icky pesticides so instead I got a thing of fresh Mustard Greens. The calcium content is slightly lower (Collards were 16% and the Mustards were 11%). I took one leaf, cleaned it off, ripped it into smaller pieces, and laid it out throughout the tank. Only thing eating on it are my mollies. Hoping after lights out the snails will start munching on it.
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