need help feeding my mystery snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by kaitlin4599, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. kaitlin4599Valued MemberMember

    ok so i have a single lone golden mystery snail in my tank no other fish because the tank is still cycling water parameters are ok so far and im going away for a week and being as how i just started this tank 2 weeks ago i haveno idea what to feed my snail for the week since i wont be home to feed him at all and how much to feed him tank has zero algae all i have at home is tetra flakes for tropical fish what are my feeding options as far as the week goes no one else can stop by to feed him so i need a week long feeding option
  2. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    Put in a slice of fresh zucchini or a slice of other type of squash ( I like yellow squash/Zucchini because they tend to hold up for a few days in the water without falling apart )
    You can just wash/rinse it well and put it on a bbq skewer in the tank. I always feed my snails fresh veggies to supplement their diet for calcium ( which all snails should have anyway )

    When you return, I would keep supplementing the snails diet with other types of veggies such as carrots, broccoli, string beans, etc
  3. kaitlin4599Valued MemberMember

    sadly i dont have any veggies in the house nor am i able to aquire any from the store what other options do i have would a tropical weekly fish peelet work u know the clam shapped things u drop in the tank and as they disolve they feed the fish for up to a week

  4. NinjaTetraWell Known MemberMember

    It should be fine. No visible algae doesn't mean no algae. Maybe drop in some fish flakes if u can't get a bit of veggie and you are worried. A single snail won't change the water parameters to the point of killing itself. Good luck!

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  5. kaitlin4599Valued MemberMember

    i dropped in a few fish flakes an hour ago he should be fine for a week

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