Gauging The Health Of Mystery Snails

Discussion in 'Snails' started by RyleighJ, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. RyleighJ

    RyleighJValued MemberMember

    Is there any way I can make sure my mystery snail is happy and healthy?

    Right now, he doesn't look so good. He has holes in his shell, and his antennas are shorter than they should be. However, he acts perfectly normal and the rest of him looks fine.

    What should I look for as an indicator of him doing well? Behavior wise or appearance wise?

    (Bonus question: What pH should I keep him at?)
  2. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Many snails these days have adapted to the pH of our tap water, so pH is nothing to really worry about

    Does your snail have calcium? Do you feed your snail foods that provide calcium? What is your hardness? A snail lacking calcium will have their shell dissolve
  3. OP

    RyleighJValued MemberMember

    I've recently started providing calcium in the form of weekend feeders that advertise as being 30% calcium.
  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    That's great
  5. Pringlethesnail

    PringlethesnailWell Known MemberMember

    Pictures? Tank mates?