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    Question Mystery Snail And Nitrite Snail

    You’re most welcome! They really are cool to watch. I’ve even got them eating bloodworms from my fingers!
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    Question Mystery Snail And Nitrite Snail

    @JamesMcguppy , sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten back to fishlore. To answer your question...Yes! There is a way to tell male from female. Two ways ...1. By the shape of their shell. The opening of the female’s shell is more round tha n the male. If you put two side by side and look at...
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    Question Mystery Snail And Nitrite Snail

    Well, @FishGrl... I’m here to tell you that I do know...:emoji_thinking: Nerites cannot mate with Mysteries :shy: Nerite females, lay eggs the Nerite males must fertilize, which then are spread around the tank. Mysteries mate like humans (keeping it “PG” ), then at some point the female travels...
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Calcium is good. His trapdoor was not broken. He was very swollen, to the point he was bulging out of his shell. Yes, he did die. :sorry:
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    I think I’m still a little green when it comes to “Posting format.” From your reply I’m not sure you read my whole post. I need to remember not to put a space between paragraphs. I had to do a WHOLE TANK CHANGE! :nailbiting: I went into detail earlier...long and short of it...I’m pretty sure the...
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Hey Rtessy! Well, I did a 25% water change Tuesday and replaced it with Spring and Distilled water. Added the usual Seachem Alkaline Buffer, Prime, Equilibrium and Remediation. Checked the Nitrates Thursday and they were still RED but not the blood red it had been. Everything else was good; pH...
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Ya...They failed to mention Mysteries aren’t good algae eaters. But they’re great fun to watch! Here’s hoping the nitrates start going down with this new plan of attack.
  8. AquaBluMom

    Mystery Snail Eggs

    Mystery Snails will surprise you. You need to make sure there’s air getting into the jar. The clutch (eggs) need air. Since it’s the first clutch they may or may not hatch. Humidity and warmth are good for the clutch.
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Thanks. I’ll give it a shot tomorrow. Any suggestions on the major algae explosion? Many of my Mystery snails are covered in it! My Mysteries and Siamese Algae eaters aren’t eating squat!
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0, Nitrate is the highest reading there is on the API Nitrate Test...as red as it get! ☹️ And correction: I’ve not used the ammo-lock in a while as that’s for ammonia buildup which I dint have.
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Sorry, I initially missed your Post. As I mentioned, pH is 7.4, Ammonia and Nitrites are normal. It’s the Nitrates that are Red and I can’t get them to come down. I use spring water for my water changes and use seachem equilibrium, alkaline buffer and Prime with the water change. I’m due to make...
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    One would think! Majority of my tank is alive and thriving, and the nitrates have been trending on the **** side for awhile. I know I’ve got to be on borrowed time! I’ve got NitraZorb in one filter and BioChem Zorb in the other. Suggestions?
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    I have never checked the GH or KH. I have the API Master Test kit for Freshwater. My pH is 7.4, Anmonia, and Nitrite are in great shape, but the Nitrates continue to be off to be off the charts! Have an algal bloom issue that I can’t get ahead of and baby snails that make it tough to do a...
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    Help My Mystery Snail Is Bulging Out Of Its Shell!

    Okay! I messed up this Post! Long and short...my Mystery Snail is bulging out of its shell and its still alive!! I found it floating at the top of the tank! It’s now on the bottom of the tank. Should I put it out of its pain?! ☹️☹️ I have DOZENS of snails and have found a few like this after...
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    What's Wrong With My Snail?

    For a small bowl that would be a good suggestion since you’re not necessarily going to be adding calcium.




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