Thanks! I will get back to you on this as soon as I can.
In doing some reading, I learned that rabbit snails can hurt themselves on gravel. Sometimes they get turned over and can't right themselves or worse. In learning to take care of abu, I am switching to sand. In addition, since I love plants, and have wanted a planted tank, I also bought plant substrate. The floramax bag says it has a lot of minerals in it. It does not mention copper but I want to be sure. I posted in the tank equipment forum, too, but I thought I'd ask here since you are are so familiar with inverts. Thanks!!
Abu is having a new "I'm living on my beloved sand" adventure. But I think it's kind of a new topic, even though it has also to do with his recovery. But I think it's better to create a new thread. But for those who have been following Abu and helping so much I thought I'd let you know. https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/...sand-rabbit-snails-need-sand.html#post1483287
I didn't know that about rabbit snails! I know some fish absolutley need sand or super-dooper tiny sand-like gravel because of their barbels (think: cories)..... and I know MTS prefer sand, but can live in polished pebble substrated (read: no sharp edges)..... BUT I didn't know this bit of info about the rabbit snails. Definitley good to know! I've never used floramax so I have no input on that Some of my tanks are polished pebble substrate.... and some of them are super tiny gravel that is just slightly larger than sand (thou the bag actually says 'sand').