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I'm noticing that my snails are losing more and more of their color and shell strength. The ends of their shells are peeling off like finger nails. How can I add calcium to the water. Will it harm my guppies and loaches?
All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated,
|Posted 05-Apr-2014 00:31|
I mentioned this in an earlier post. For now, put some crushed coral in the tank. It is Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3). Over time it will help the snails. If they are in as bad a shape as you say, maybe not fast enough to save the current snails. There is a calcium additive that is used in aquariums, but that is for salt water tanks and for the health of corals. I've no idea if it would work in a freshwater tank, and I've no idea how much one would add, if it were ok.
What is the pH, GH, & KH of the tank water?
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|Posted 05-Apr-2014 21:07|
I know the Ph is a perfect 7. I'll have to get back to you on the KH and GH.
|Posted 05-Apr-2014 22:21|
I know this is late, but if someone else is curious you can get a cuddle bone like you put in birds cages. Break small parts of it and place them in the tank to quickly help snail shells.
|Posted 27-Jun-2016 01:29|
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