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Oh that sucks, I'm sorry.TexasDomer said:From the pic, it doesn't look that bad. If the hole were on a different part of his shell, I'd euthanize. I lost a snail that way - accidentally dropped him in the tub when I was cleaning the driftwood he was attached to, and he got a hole in the back part of his shell. He didn't make it
Ah, okay. I was wondering what that was, I couldn't find any pictures of it or explanations of it online.CindiL said:I agree with the others to add cuttlebone to the tank to give him the necessary minerals to repair. Your other option is to buy something like Seachem Replenish which is a liquid calcium/magnesium supplement and won't raise PH or KH, just the GH.
I think thats slime coat/mucus coming out of him from the injury.....not necessarily tissue.
Also, in regards to ammonium in your tap water, that is directly related to your ph. If you have a ph of 7.6 or so though, the .25 should be harmless.
Awesome, thank you. I won't use the ph stuff then.CindiL said:A PH of 8 is perfectly fine and I'd never use ph lowering products. They will just back fire on you. With a higher KH, at best they will temporarily lower ph but it will just buffer it and it will bounce back up which is very stressful for the fish and can lead to disease and death. Lots of people here have a ph of 8. My patio pond is about 8.6! And my indoor tanks are at 7.9 because I use RO and re-mineralized them.
A cycled tank will never have ammonia levels you can register on the API test. Even after a water change, it will quickly convert your low levels to nitrates. I'd just recommend having Seachem Prime and using it with your water changes, it will detoxify any of the ammonia from your tap until it is converted over to nitrates.
Oh wow, I like that table! I'll definitely up the water changes. Thank you so much for your help!CindiL said:Yeah prime converts ammonia to ammonium for up to 48 hours.
Whether its ammonia or ammonium is directly related to temperature and ph, I'll see if i can find a pic I like.
I'd increase your 10 gallon tank to at least a 30%WC and a 40-50% in your 5 gallon. More clean water is always better.
Yes, I just put him in the 1 gallon hospital tank to see how he does. He's crawling all over the walls and seems to be enjoying himself, so as long as he continues to eat and be active, I'm hoping he'll be okay.clk89 said:I'm glad he is eating and still active.
may not hurt but its certainly not a comfortable way to die. You certainly do suffer until you die. We wear jackets and warm clothes in the winter for a reason.Nada Mucho said:Why not? Like I said I've never used it so I'm trying to learn. Even with humans freezing to death doesn't really hurt.