This is something that has bothered me for a while, but I haven't seen anyone mention it in my time here.
You all have seen my babies, the ones I've raised, and I have been told they have great shells. However, every snail I have gotten as a juvenile or adult (with exception of one Ivory) is NOW pitted? All my babies still have great shells, just the ones that I have ADDED to my tank are pitted.
I can't tell you the previous tank conditions of every one I've received, but a few of them came from people I KNOW take good care of their snails, and they looked great when I got them. My tank conditions are as follows:
Ph - 7.6 (my tap water)
Temp - 78-80
Gh - 12
Kh - 7
40g Breeder, well planted, and the snails are WELL fed.
Any idea what would make the adults LOOSE their nice shell after they have been with me for a few months? I am pretty sure my conditions are favorable for good shells, if not perfect
One thing, there are a bunch of MTS in the tank with them, and I used to see them ALL OVER the other snails. However, since I added the Dojos, they seem to be underground more. Could they have nibbled the shells?
Please help, I have one Pink male that is starting to look ugly.....not that his appearance matters much, I just want him to throw Pink babies