02-16-2012, 09:57 PM
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Will Tannin stain my Snails Shell?
So I re did my 10gallon and added new wood that i didnt pre soak. I like the look of tannins for the most part (I have to change the water every 4 days or so because it gets way to dark) but I noticed that my blue mystery snail, or apple snail, shell has become really dark. I didnt take him out to clean him or anything,
is this a sign he is not doing well in my water? or could it possibly be stained from the tannin. I have had him for a month or so and he has alot of new growth, but thats also a clearish color. Im thinking I may take him out and put him in a bowl with tank water and give him some tums every now and then for the calcium. I dont see him eat alot, he nibbles for a few mins on the wafers and pellets but dosent munch for hours like my other snails did.