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Snail shells, trash or treasure

Brandon p

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For you snail keepers do you remove the shell from your dead snails? I have a pretty relaxed view on these things and  have several tanks with one that I have for people to view. The rest in breed an “play” them. I leave the shells in the tank. They dislove in my water pretty fast and the snails will spend lots of time on some species. Here is what I’m talking about.

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The first photo is about a shell from a channeled apple snail They are big I’ll post a photo of them at them just so you can see but I don’t want the post be about them. I had these snails in a 200g and I kept the shells for my sons giant hermit crabs. I toss them in the tanks and let them decay. I also leave the shells of the mystery snails, ramshorn and Malaysian snails.  In the second photo is all that is left of one of these shells along with a I believe a small welk shell(saltewater snail) the are in the soils everywhere here. I will use the m to glue plans to when I first plant them and the slowly break down. I have hard water but with almost zero calcium. The only shells that don’t break down are the very hard Malaysian snails. Which I would not recommend as feeder snails. Other than looks do think there is a problem with it.? 


here are the size of the apple snails. We have 4 here one is native but these photos are a post I made before about exotics but there here just for size. I would get them from the canals. 38C6D4EF-477B-495C-A1AB-46C3AC21E21A.jpeg.015a358ce21995a48317240bc03d2575.jpeg42CD4996-EE97-4C57-9FB6-5E4F9C4DA856.jpeg.c7e28b3dce208a755209bd34bcd2e79f.jpegThe bottom one is small they get as bigg as tennis balls. 

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