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I have ramshorn snails and columbian ramshorn snails. Since the introduction of the columbian ramshorns, I've noticed little things crawling on some of the snails. I figured they were baby ramshorns, but now I'm so sure.

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Just looks like baby ram snails to me. Pond snails seem to always have other pond snails wanting to crawl on them.
Your snail(not having seen any but that one to really make any comparison) seems to
be lacking calcium. Jake's shrimp food has a rather inexpensive "Grow food/w extra calcium" that I feed one piece of to my tank for the snails each day. Check through the for sale adds section for someone who sells it. Only the oldest ones that I have get that
chalky look to their shells. Other than that food Hakari Crab Cuisine has calcium listed
in the ingredients list and if you catch a sale at Petmountain it's fairly cheap.
They have a coupon site which at least will give you 10% off for signing up for E-advertising.
http://www.petmountain.com/product/...8977/hikari-hikari-tropical-crab-cuisine.html
https://www.couponcabin.com/coupons/pet-mountain/
 

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You're right, I think they need more calcium. I've been giving them broccoli hoping that gives them the trace nutrients they need. Maybe I should invest in different foods like you said.

I'm not sure if it's calcium deficiency, but that snail is a blue columbian ramshorn snail. It's supposed to be that pearly, almost blue color. Is there anything besides the color that indicates calcium deficiency to you?
 
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