Can this work

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by PuffPuff, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    I have a figure 8 puffer and want to breed snails for it. I have a 20 gallon freshwater tank for my tetras and wondering if I can just add a two way breeder and breed the snails there. Would that work?


    something like this to have floating inside the tank with snails.
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  2. Thomas LinValued MemberMember

    That's fine. I've had ramshorns breed in a plastic cup when I was tranpsorting them.
    I don't think you need to buy a specific breeding box, but I assume that makes searching for the snails easier.

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  3. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea probably... Just get a Malaysian trumpet snail and they'll do the rest (Sounds like a Seachem commercial lol).Your puffer will have a buffet of snails to feast on lol

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  4. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah!!! All I see is desperate tanks or buckets. But I have no room for it. So I figure I do this instead. But how? Just buy a breeder container. And throw a couple of snails in there with some lettuce or something?

  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I think they'll breed anywhere, buckets, vases, lol. Just keep them fed.

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  6. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    Lol true. Malaysian trumpet snail are good for my figure 8?
    My figure 8 is really small. Like half an inch. Tiny little puffer. Snails wil still be needed right now?
  7. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    NO! Do not feed MTS to your F8s! MTS have hard shells and it might hurt their little puffer teethies! Feed pond snails!
  8. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    Pond snails! Got it. The same will be done then. Throw a couple in the container with lettuce?
  9. GenaWell Known MemberMember

    Or ramshorn snails.

    I can't help you there, I haven't had success with keeping them for long periods of time. So I just get the snails from an LFS and feed that day or the day after. If you can get a colony established, kudos to you.
  10. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    Hmmmmm... Sounds like a lot more than I have planned.
  11. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    i got 4 pond snails from my LFS for free of course. and i threw them in my tank. and not they have all seperated in the tank. will they still multiple like that or should i put them in a smaller container. currently they are loose in a 20 gallon tank
  12. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    They'll still multiply. You can't get them to stop multiplying once they start, lol.

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  13. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    that scares me when u say they dont stop once they start. i have a puffer so thats a good thing, just hope its not to the ponit where i have a 20 gallon stocked to the max with pond snails.
  14. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    As long as they're not overfed they don't breed as quicky. I started with 2 ramshorn and now, a few months later have about 100. This is after I sent about 40 off to be puffer food.

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