Vermetid Snail damaging the foot

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I noticed today that my new purple foot BTA had its foot torn by a vermetid snail. Its new to the tank and has been under this rock, occasionally poking out for some light. I have a LOT of vermetid snails in my tank sadly. Do i need to be concerned about my BTA getting continuously damaged by their calcified tubes?
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If the nem stays put in the same spot but sways back and forth rubbing against the vermitids I would be concerned with possible infection or splitting at some point. Not that splitting is bad but if the wound opens up enough it just might separate. Personally I would crush/scrape the vermetids off that area.
 
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Thats what I've been trying to do. Due to the location being under the rock it is a bit tricky to get them all, but Ill keep at it. I may need to remove the rock to get a bunch of them all at once. Thank you
 
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Well the worst thing imaginable happened Unfortunately:( the nem went up under the rock before I had time to break off the snails and basically crucified itself over them. I removed the rocks with the snails and pulled the nem off of its bed of nails and put it into a pyrex dish. It’s foot got torn open unfortunately. There are puncture wounds all over it right now. After moving it to the Pyrex dish it opened and reinflated itself thankfully. I did a huge water change and added more carbon to my chemical filtration. Anything else I should do?


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I'd just give it time. It doesnt look unhappy. It should heal up and be perfectly fine. I bet you cant even tell in a few days.
 

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If you suspect infection, a qt tank with light, power head and a round of cipro treatments .
 

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Sorry to hear this. Hopefully it will bounce back. Just incase it takes a turn for the worse you may want to have some Cipro on hand. Not sure if you can get any locally but there are a few places online you can order it.
 

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Well it got sucked into the powerhead overnight. It’s in real rough shape now. I’m so sad :(
Sorry to hear yours went into the powerhead. They are prone to move around especially when stressed. I’m about to start doing a cipro treatment on my BTA tmrw.
 

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