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RE: new spiny, maybe sick?

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Posted by: Mcdermott at Tue Mar 17 21:15:03 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Mcdermott ]  
   

Get rid of the gravel and put some sand in there. You have to recreate a natural environment,a softshell without sand is like linus without his blanket. Softshells live in sandy bottomed streams,lakes,rivers etc. Try to turn the heat up a little bit that seems a little cold mine are kept at 78 degrees. Now onto the food situation softshells are not avid hunters like snappers,sliders,and such. I would say try krill, wax worms,crickets.Reptomin has nothing for a softshell as they have no need or liking for a foodbase like that. If you want him to eat fish crack they're heads and throw em back in dead. Also give him some time to settle and sand sand sand. If you set him up right he will eat. Give him time!!! Reply with anymore ? or concerns


   

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