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post #11 of 18 Old 10-31-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, I'm gonna shut the light off while I sleep and when I go to work.

The algea problem wasn't terribly bad, just didn't have any biological ways to clean it up like I wanted, like with snails or fish. I always do my best to clean the rocks and glass with a vacuum/magnet scraper but I want some little friends to help me out now!
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post #12 of 18 Old 10-31-2009, 11:03 PM
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absolutly! those little guys have A LOT of personality.....i dont know about zebra snails but my apple snail LOVEs fresh veggies and snail jello....as do the rest of his tank mates

"Fish are friends not food"
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post #13 of 18 Old 11-01-2009, 10:09 AM
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Nerite snails can be picky eaters. It will not hurt to try prepared food, but it can be hit or miss with the nerites.
Some will only eat algae. If you find your algae supply getting low, you might have to start growing some for the snail.
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-01-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Got another zebra snail from petland and right away he went to work cleaning up and moving about. The other snail still hasn't come out.

Got a kit to check PH level and it was about 7.5
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-01-2009, 08:24 PM
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Have you done the sniff test yet?
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Have you done the sniff test yet?
Just did... it doesn't smell the greatest and upon closer inspection it looks like there's a white film hanging off of him from the opening of the shell, it looks like smiley white algae...

What do I do with him?
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post #17 of 18 Old 11-01-2009, 08:33 PM
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Hmm, that does not sound good. If it is not dead, it should not really have any smell.

I don't want to have you throwing out an alive snail though, maybe give it another smell test latter, to be sure.
Dead snails, one of the most nasty things to smell. I have removed dead snails from my tank before, even takes a good scrubbing, to get the smell off your hands.
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post #18 of 18 Old 11-09-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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My new snail doesn't seem so healthy now. Past couple of days it has not been eating, just got home from work now and it looks like it fell off the glass onto it's shell. It's not dead, I nudged it with my net and it went into it's shell but it doesn't look healthy.

I only have two test kits but one I lost the brooklet for and don't remember how to do the test. My PH is at 7.5. Can't afford to get other test kits right now :(

I have a Phosphate kit, does anyone have a link or picture on how to do the test? It has 3 tubes that you use to put droplets into the test tube.
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