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So I bought a mystery snail from Petsmart about 3 weeks ago. He wasn't very blue. His shell was flaky and yellow-ish. Well after about a week and a half of cruising my tank (10 gal with betta, 4 ghost shrimp and 2 other Nerite snails and plants) he's started to grow what looks like new shell growth. At first I was STOKED because I thought I was doing something right to encourage new growth, however after some internet research I've come to find his new blue color shell growth is actually super thin. Hence the blue color, I guess they're supposed to be blue bodied with white shells.

Now I'm afraid for his health. Is this normal? Will it whiten/harden as it gets older.

He's now one of my favorites and I'd like for him to be cared for appropriately.

Please Advise.
 

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Are you providing a calcium source? Like our bones their shells need calcium to develop properly & help keep them strong. Not sure about you read on line, I've had a blue Mystery snail in the past & the shell was not super thin, not its not true what you read. You would know the condition of your snails shell.
 

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Are you providing a calcium source? Like our bones their shells need calcium to develop properly & help keep them strong. Not sure about you read on line, I've had a blue Mystery snail in the past & the shell was not super thin, not its not true what you read. You would know the condition of your snails shell.
I have eggshells in my filter and mixed into my substrate for calcium, I also throw a tum in every once in a while. Is this sufficient? When I feel the shell it doesn't feel thin and the appearance is a solid dark and even. I want to believe its healthy but the internet has made me second guess myself. Oh he also eats blanched veggies high in calcium.
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I wouldn't worry about it, the internet is not 100% correct. You seem to be doing what's necessary fora healthy snail. If you are still concerned and haven't done so already do more internet research on it, I don't usually trust one source.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it, the internet is not 100% correct. You seem to be doing what's necessary fora healthy snail. If you are still concerned and haven't done so already do more internet research on it, I don't usually trust one source.
Thanks! I'll just keep a good Wye on all new growth and go from there.
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