Mystery Snail Care?

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I was wondering what to feed my snails. Right now I am just feeding them Hikari algae wafers and I made some snail jello but they do not seem to like it. They also eat some blood worms left over from the fish. I am also trying to figure out what to use for calcium. I have some reptile calcium powder and heard that dissolving reptile calcium in the water works for a calcium supplement but am not sure if its safe.
 

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They also like blanched spinach leaves (provides calcium) and blanched zuchinni or cucumber. Boil it till it sinks then cool it off...remove it after they move off or after a couple hours. Sometimes my snails go nuts for it, sometimes not...but at least its different. You can also provide cuttlebone as a calcium supplement.
 
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I will have try zucchini my snails have already showed no interest in spinach.
 

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I will for sure get some cuttle bone. Does any one know how big they get my black mystery snail is growing very fast and is getting big.
 
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Oooh! Yeah! Im new to snails

do you find they stop for a munch or two? Or does it leech into the water? Ive never been sure when I have a cuttlebone in the tank. I usually just jam it against the glass with a rock. Your way is much prettier.
Both. I have seen the Snails crawling over it slower than the normal "I have places to go and snails to see" speed.

I will for sure get some cuddle bone. Does any one know how big they get my black mystery snail is growing very fast and is getting big.
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This one is not full grown yet.
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Both. I have seen the Snails crawling over it slower than the normal "I have places to go and snails to see" speed.



@fish 321

This one is not full grown yet.
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Cute little guy, I have one about that size too. They brighten up as they get older I hope? He tends to get lost in the tank and harder to see then the bigger brighter one. (I only have two.)
 
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I have one big one about your size and hes becoming an old man, he hardly moves or eats now. I think hes reaching the end of his days. /cry.
My big snail is the most active out of all my snails. His shell has grown about two inches in about the past two weeks.
 
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