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Mystery snail white spots--Help!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by sophiebear, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. sophiebear

    sophiebear Registered Member

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    I am new to aquarium keeping and I am worried my black mystery snail is sick. What are those white spots on her feet?
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    LiveMermaid07 Bloody Mary. As in, hand me one.

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    freckles. :D

    I think it's just normal coloring, mine nearly always have variations in their skin patterns.

    The shell looks kinda fuzzy though, algae?
    (of course that happens too.)
     
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    The spots showed up in the last few days; that's why I'm worried. I've had her for about 2 months now and haven't seen the spots before.
    Yes, her shell is fuzzy with what I assume is algae. Is that bad? Should I clean her somehow?
     
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    I've mostly only seen green algea on snails before myself. It might be ok (if you have more than one eventually they'll clean each other off.)
    If it seems to bother her you might be able to try gently scrubbing the shell with a toothbrush?

    Maybe the spots can develop later? I don't know, but they look fine to me. :)
     

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