Breeding Pest Snails. How Long Does It Take For The Babies To Grow? Question

Discussion in 'Snails' started by TinyWhoop, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. TinyWhoop

    TinyWhoop New Member Member

    how long does it take for the babies to grow?
    like from eggs to hatch and from babies to a size that is noticeable in the tank.

    I started breeding pest snails 2 weeks ago, I saw a lot of eggs, but so far after 2 weeks. I only found one tiny sails with size of 2 mm. worrying about if the rest were dead.
    thanks
     
  2. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    The grow very quick. You'll see them on the glass, they have a light transleucent shell and they are small.
     
  3. Mary765

    Mary765 Well Known Member Member

    I've been breeding and growing pest snails for a while now.

    It depends on the snail, But the pond snails I am breeding take about a month before they are half a cm big.. If you are breeding something like ramshorns then they will barely grow for a long time.
     
  4. sfsamm

    sfsamm Well Known Member Member

    Depends on water and food quality. Keep them well fed and in clean maintained tank pond and bladder (common pest snails) grow quite easily. If they have less than ideal parameters or food then they will grow more slowly. Temps around typical tropical tank levels also seem to help (75-80°F). I don't keep Ramshorn or MTS so they may well be different.

    Generally my pest snail only tank grows quite slowly without food or heat but those in my cull tank are prolific and grow at an impressive pace. Hard to advise though without knowing specifically which snail you are referring to.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    TinyWhoop

    TinyWhoop New Member Member

    Thanks
     
  6. Snailwhisperer

    Snailwhisperer Valued Member Member

    Why do people breed pest snails?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    TinyWhoop

    TinyWhoop New Member Member

    Feeding puffer fish.
     
  8. sfsamm

    sfsamm Well Known Member Member

    Because they are fascinating, self sustaining, and despised by many. Because I had a random tank looking for a reason. Because they are good at keeping a tank clean. Feeding assassins or puffers or giving loaches treats. Many fish and shrimp like a crushed snail snack. Because they aren't as bad as people think they just need proper controls and there's no reason to annihilate them on principle.

    That said the are certainly allowed in some of my tanks but not others.
     




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