Mystery Snail Eating Itself? Help

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  1. Allie Hunter

    Allie HunterNew MemberMember

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    I am really scared!!! I think my snail is eating itself! can a mystery snail do that? I thought I saw it trying to nibble on itself.....all I have are bottom feeder wafers which I thought would be good for snails. I have had her from the beginning of September.
     
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    Do you have any pictures? They do need quite a lot of protein, so algae wafers won't sustain them, but it shouldn't make them resort to cannibalism
     
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    Try to give it some food and see how it reacts. Hopefully it will go for the food and stop eating itself.
     
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    what kind of food, all I have ok hand are frozen veggies and broccoli
     

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    If all you have are frozen veggies, try to choose something nice and soft. Mine love blanched zucchini and spinach.
     
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    Also I'd like to add that I don't think it's a itself, it's possible it's eating it's slime coat, but I don't see any physical damage
     
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    I gave same mushed peas, I think she likes them cus she ate some of them.

    Well that's good to hear, I was flipping out when I saw her nibbling on herself
     
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