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Is This Snail Poop?


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Hi, I just got 2 yellow apple snails (store called them golden mystery ) and I noticed they often have hundreds of tiny black dots covering their shell....is this poop? They also have a fuzzy white film on their shells, is that just algae? Should I be concerned? :blink:

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I have found that apple snail poo looks to me a lot like black pepper. It shouldn't really be on the shells tho.. That is odd. If it bothers you and if you have a soft toothbrush you can VERY GENTLY brush it off the shell. Be careful not to get near the little 'trapdoor' on the shell tho!

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Once I transferred them both to the bigger 55 gal tank...I noticed they moved around alot more so their poo was discarded along the way...They sure like the bigger tank! My big guy just cruises around the "furniture" all day...the smaller one likes to hibernate in the cave.

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