Snail shell help

  1. J

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Hey guys. My apple snails shell had (and has) started deteriorating rapidly. I bought Coral Calcium capsules from Wal-Mart and opened the capsule and added the whole of a single capsules contents into the aquarium. It was calcium,magnesium,and 2 other vitamins. Will this help his deterioration shell? Thanks

  2. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    I haven't used that, however, when I saw one of my gold incas had a small tear in his shell, I tossed in a piece of bird cuttle bone. It helped really quickly.
  3. E

    Echostatic Well Known Member Member

    Here's what I recommend. Test the KH and PH with a liquid test kit. Likely one or both are too low. Treat some tap water, let it sit 24 hours and test it too. It's important to find out why this is happening.
  4. c

    catsma_97504 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would add GH to the test list.

    Your profile states you have a 1G with neons. Where are tour snails kept?
  5. OP

    JamesTosches New Member Member

    Well actually, my neons didnt fare so well. It's just my snail. I have coral calcium powder and I just added some. Will that help? I lack testing equipment due to not enough money (I plan to invest in one soon).
  6. E

    Echostatic Well Known Member Member

    Hard to say what will and will not help without test data.

    (I forgot about the GH test. Need that too!)
  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I have moved your thread from Freshwater Beginners to Freshwater Invertebrates/Snails section of the forum.


  8. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Thatd be because a 1gal is too small for neons, or any fish for that matter. It is also too small for the snail imo. Apples, they can get large, golf ball size at the least. They need space, and enough water for their bio-load and i wouldn't put one in anything less then a 10gal. What are your amonia readings? Do you clean it out? How often, i will assume its neither cycled nor filter?
  9. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    In my opinion, you should not even purchase your first fish until you have a proper testing kit, like the API master kit. Otherwise, you're playing russian roulette with your fish. Not very fair to them.