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Has anyone here had experience with Wonder Shells? It's supposed to slowly release minerals and electrolytes in the water that fish need. It particularly is supposed to help prevent Columnaris.
 

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I'm using the one from Weco. I haven't tried the new one . They claim it is better.

Our water is too soft and this helps buffer the chemistry.
 

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I have used "Wonder Shells" for my "Mystery Snails" with good results and recommend. Adds primarily calcium and a smorgasbord of other minerals. But I decided to switch to regular "Cuttlebone" which is made of aragonite, 85% calcium carbonate plus different trace elements - calcium phosphate, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and other mineral salts. Just make sure it is "Unflavored" I have even made snail jello from a recipe I got online. Good Luck with whatever you decide to use. Your snails will be happy and healthy.See spec sheet for Wonder Shell.
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jmaldo said:
I have used "Wonder Shells" for my "Mystery Snails" with good results and recommend. Adds primarily calcium and a smorgasbord of other minerals. But I decided to switch to regular "Cuttlebone". See spec sheet. View attachment 441890
Wait . . . is that the analysis of a cuttlebone, or a Wondershell?

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. . . It particularly is supposed to help prevent Columnaris.
They do sell a medicated Wonder shell, But I hadn't heard that was for columnaris.

What I have read is that fish are much more susceptible to columnaris if their water chemistry lacks minerals.

The Wonder shells do provide minerals, but except for the medicated ones I don't think they provide anything else.
 
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Ulu said:
They do sell a medicated Wonder shell at . But I hadn't heard that was for columnaris.

What I have read is that fish are much more susceptible to columnaris if their water chemistry lacks minerals.

The Wonder shells do provide minerals, but except for the medicated ones I don't think they provide anything else.
Right. I didn't mean to convey that it is a cure. There was a YouTube on columnaris treatment put out by a guy that was plugging wonder shell as a way to keep the water chemistry optimal by providing the minerals that without them can allow columnaris to take hold.
 

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I believe he's absolutely right about that.

There is more than one company manufacturing things called Wonder Shell, and they are different.

I named one of them above but it was deleted by the moderator so I suppose that is not allowed.

The original Wonder Shell has been around since I was a kid. Over 50 years I am sure.
 
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