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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #570
In a message dated 9/26/00 10:24:35 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> But, I have only three
> 1/2"snails in my 55 gallon tank due to weather loaches. My water is very
> soft and slightly acid. The red ramshorn snails' shells are blemished
> rough white patches. Can this be a mineral deficiency? Scars from fish
> bites? I want to increase the snail population and was thinking of
> Trumpet snails. How large do they? Where can I get some?
It's not a coating, it's corrosion from the acidity attacking the carbonates
in the snails' shells. They are Malaysian trumet snails, and this forum's
jury is still out. About half of us (myself included ) rue the day we
introduced them. They get about 1/2 inch long, and most stores are also
infested with at least one tank of them.