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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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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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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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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?
 
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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?
 

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NO! Do not feed MTS to your F8s! MTS have hard shells and it might hurt their little puffer teethies! Feed pond snails!
 
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Pond snails! Got it. The same will be done then. Throw a couple in the container with lettuce?
 

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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.
 
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Hmmmmm... Sounds like a lot more than I have planned.
 
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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
 

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

 
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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.
 

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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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