If you’re looking to add some sea snails to your aquarium you’re probably wondering what to feed them. While sea snails are generally not picky eaters there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a snail food.
One of the most important things to remember is that sea snails are mostly herbivores. This means that you should look for a food that is high in vegetable matter. A good way to do this is to choose a commercial snail food that is specifically designed for herbivores. You can also supplement your snail’s diet with fresh vegetables such as lettuce cabbage or spinach.
It’s also important to make sure that your snail food is high in calcium. This is because sea snails need calcium to help them build their shells. A good way to add calcium to your snail’s diet is to give them calcium-rich foods such as oyster shell or crushed eggshell. You can also add a calcium supplement to their food.
Finally you’ll want to make sure that your snail food is not high in salt. This is because too much salt can be harmful to sea snails. A good way to avoid feeding your snail too much salt is to choose a snail food that is specifically designed for marine aquariums. You can also rinse off any salt that might be on your vegetables before feeding them to your snail.
By following these guidelines you can be sure that you’re giving your sea snail the best possible diet.