How much zucchini for nerite snails

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I have had 2 for about a week. I placed blanched zucchini in and they never touched it. I left it in for a few days, not realizing you aren’t supposed to leave them too long. One of the snails was being sluggish all week so I decided to place it on top of the zucchini and it dug into it for a while. Then I thought maybe it’s been in the tank too long and the nutrients are gone. I went to take the zucchini out and it turned to vege-dust all over the tank. I hope this doesn’t affect anything! I scraped out what I could with a net.

I put some new zucchini in for the snails, this time making sure they are aware of its existence. How much is good for them?
 

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Well, in my very short experience with nerites, they wouldn't eat zucchini even with algae wafer bits stuck in it. Other than soft green or brown (diatom) algae I couldn't find a food they would eat. I wish you better luck than I had. Such a pretty snail! I felt like a failure.

You might try leaving your lights on long enough to grow an algae they like. Good luck! & let me know what works for you.
 

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My bristle nose plecos won't eat zucchini either. Cucumber on the other hand? Gone quickly.
 

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Well, in my very short experience with nerites, they wouldn't eat zucchini even with algae wafer bits stuck in it. Other than soft green or brown (diatom) algae I couldn't find a food they would eat. I wish you better luck than I had. Such a pretty snail! I felt like a failure.

You might try leaving your lights on long enough to grow an algae they like. Good luck! & let me know what works for you.
We got fish and a bigger tank but one of them died beforehand. The other one is getting huge!
 
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