Guppysnail Posted July 16, 2022 Author Share Posted July 16, 2022 On 7/16/2022 at 7:19 AM, CKetchum said: I cannot resist how cute snails are! And don't even get me started about snail babies 🥰@GuppysnailWhat do you put in your tank for calcium supplement? I am feeding veggies and Repashy Soilent Green. I have read you can use "cuttle bone" and/or wondershell. Do you just place a hunk in the tank and the snails will go to town consume the calcium and/or either will add some calcium to the water column? Just want to ensure good husbandry. I’ve used wondershell in the past. Last year I tried the Zoomed nano banquet block spirulina formula from ACO or Amazon. Those win hand down for in diet calcium and magnesium. Snail LOVE them vs occasional nibbles in cuttlebone and wondershell. Snails cannot use the dietary calcium without magnesium. The blocks have it. I also add a drop or two of API or Kent’s liquid calcium to repashy. Calcium chloride is the only ingredient so no magnesium. Kale blanched is another fan favorite if my snails. High cal/mag. I stay away from spinach because it is to high iron blocking or binding (not sure which) calcium absorbing. The avoid spinach it a tip I got from my herp vet for my bearded dragon. Green beans are vitamin packed and high vitamin C. All my fish love GB and it’s definitely the house favorite for all kids. I do break the nano blocks apart so the extra doesn’t just dissolve since my water is very hard I don’t need it in the water column as much. They break very easily with finger pressure. So I feed a bit and when it’s gone I feed a bit more. The spirulina is also good for them so win win. Im seeing an uptick trend where word is getting out that snails do better with supplemental nutrition. For years big box telling folks they are garbage vacuums no one was really thinking about nutrition. The internet has been positive for snail babies. I’m glad you are focused on their nutrition. They really are awesome aquatic creatures. 🤗 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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