|alidawn15 ||04-30-2011 07:23 PM |
swelled apple snails?
I have two apple snails in a tank that contains 1 betta fish, 3 neon tetra,6 ghost shrimp, and an unknown number of pond snails. It is treated with Stresscoat and Seachem Flourish Comprehensive. Neither snail is able to fully retract into their shell. I don't know what the problem is unless it is the Flourish or possibly some residual epsom salt from a treatment the betta had a few days ago. What could it be and what do I need to do for them?
|Lupin ||04-30-2011 11:39 PM |
Epsom salt is not an issue. I dunno what flourish has. Do you have shots of them trying to retract themselves? They do retract themselves partially which is perfectly normal. Are they eating at all?
|alidawn15 ||05-01-2011 12:26 AM |
I don't have shots but I can try. I tried what they said to do on applesnail.net for ammonia poisoning which I know it isn't and Tonks(blue) is back to normal. Loki the yellow who is much bigger literally doesn't fit in his/her shell. They're eating fine. Loki actually eats like there's no tomorrow and I hadn't noticed until i pulled it out yesterday to show someone else how much its shell had grown. Applesnail.net said in a few places that Comprehensive was snail safe so I don't think that is the problem. Neither snail ever retracts much at all during the course of a normal day. They're in a smaller container treated only with stresscoat as a conditioner to see if that helps though. If it's something in the water why aren't the tiny barely visible pond snails affected too?
|alidawn15 ||05-01-2011 12:39 AM |
Just read something that says it could be too much protein in their diet making them pudgy. Is my snail stealing too much of the neons food too perhaps?
|Lupin ||05-01-2011 05:45 AM |
It's possible. Either way, there is no need to worry about it. It's that thing called "hamburger face". They do it all the time.
|alidawn15 ||05-01-2011 04:19 PM |
I'm paranoid at the moment due to an accident with the betta....
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