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Old 12-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default What's wrong with this shell?

My mystery snail has a weird shell thing going on. This brown spot:

It is not as deep as it looks it's just really dark brown towards the middle area.
Is this a calcium deficiency? I have looked for cuttlebones and haven't been able to find them. I feed them algae wafers. They are not at my house so I do not have vegetables to feed them. I am moving them this week though to a house with a readily available source of kale. Would kale help any? Or would they even eat kale?
Also I just tested my water and it is hard apparently but I thought that was good for their shells.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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petco has cuttle bone...5 for $4.00...so does petsmart....pet supplies plus and most other pet shops...you can also order online.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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Secure the cuttlebone to the tank, a suction cup will do, and the snails will eat on that and up their calcium intake
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