Snails with holes? Question

Discussion in 'Snails' started by tatty_kassy, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. tatty_kassy

    tatty_kassyValued MemberMember

    I am new to snails I will say first off, I was looking to get some but none of the LFS had some in stock! I got lucky and found someone on Kijiji that was giving away snails so I went over there and he had ALOT. Alot alot.
    So I took 5 home and put them in my tank, they are sort of a brownish red and they had these small holes in them. 3 of them even had a hole going right through the middle.
    I thought it looked decorative and this morning I look and most of them do not have the little holes on them anymore, the others don't have a hole in the middle anymore either. Well, one does, but its teeny tiny compared to before.

    I am now thinking they had some shell deficiency?? If thats the case, they are definitely healing then, but what else can I do to make sure that whatever caused that for this guy's snails does not happen to mine again?

    Any other advice you have to share about snails would be appreciated also, I got these just yesterday and I am definitely new to them! :)

  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    You should add a rinsed egg shell to your tank. It'll dissolve over a few days, then you add another. the calcium is good for them
  3. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  4. rainman

    rainmanWell Known MemberMember

    Ramshorn Snails from the Planorbidae family.
  5. OP

    tatty_kassyValued MemberMember

    I took a look at all the info and I do believe they are the ramshorn snail! :)
    I think they just had a shell deficiency, this guy I got them from had to of had at least 200+ in a 20 gal tank. Not to mention at least that in guppies as well! Crazy overpopulation situation.
    I will put some eggshell in there later and see how things go, thanks for all the info guys! :;hug2