Well, I finally got my apple snails, three blue and gold's (one was DOA). My problem is when I fed them two algae wafers, two of the snails got them, the other did not. Also my three platy's were constantly picking at the left over alage wafer. So this was like a second big meal for them. (Too much food for the platys?) At the end I removed the left over wafer, because my remaining snail couldn't find it and seemed it unwise to let that amount of food disintergrate in the water. So how do you feed your snails? How do you make sure each of them get enough wafers? If the fish are helping the snails with their food, is it still necessary to feed the fish seperately? Was it right to remove left over food. (Especially when you consider my tank is still cycling with Safe Start.) Oh and one more thing. I have some liquid calcium I want to add to the tank (to help strengthen the snails' shells) but I don't want to do anything that will kill off the fledgling 'good' bacteria. So should I hold off until the cycling is complete? Great ' ...initialy putting them in the tank' thread by the way Robin. That thread answered 75% of my other snail questions.