Advice Please

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Unankoo, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Unankoo

    UnankooNew MemberMember

    Although my LFS supply me with snails that I feed to my Dwarf Puffer I am thinking of breeding some myself as my Dwarf Crayfish has learnt how to remove the snails from shells (another mouth to feed) and has a voracious appetite for them.

    Ideally I'd like a set up that is very low maintenance and a type of snail that is very easy to breed.

    If this has already been discussed please point me in the right direction.

    Thank you in advance, your time is appreciated.
     
  2. FalValued MemberMember

    Malaysian Trumpet snails and pond snails breed like rabbits...
    Possibly too fast?

    Maybe ramshorns will breed fast enough providing they have enough food to eat?
    Im pretty sure they only get out of control with over feeding.
     
  3. OP
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    Unankoo

    UnankooNew MemberMember

    Thanks for your input Fal,

    I have used both MTS and Ramshorn as feeders so I have been thinking of setting up small tank for breeding them.
     




  4. FalValued MemberMember

    Sounds like a good idea. At least then they wont overtake your main tank.
     
  5. star17325

    star17325Valued MemberMember

    MTS shells are too hard for puffers and can break their teeth. I would go with ramshorn, pond, and bladder snail. I have 4 Green spotted puffers and feed them ramshorn snails. I just recently started a snail and shrimp tank for my puffers and already have several eggs on plants and the glass.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  6. OP
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    Unankoo

    UnankooNew MemberMember

     
  7. star17325

    star17325Valued MemberMember

  8. OP
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    Unankoo

    UnankooNew MemberMember

    Thank you, I look forward to seeing it.
     
  9. star17325

    star17325Valued MemberMember

    Not the best pictures because the other canister filter is in the way for the GSP tank. The canister for the snail tank is behind it and has a sponge on it.

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  10. OP
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    Unankoo

    UnankooNew MemberMember

    Hey Star,

    The pic is fine and the set up looks great, never ending supply of snail bait!

    I will be trying something more low tech if possible.

    I'm thinking bucket rocks and cucumber
     




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