How To Breed Snail? Help

  1. Kaden22 Initiate Member

    Tell me how to breed snails and take care of them. I need to breed them for my puffers. Thank you!
     
  2. JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    i would get ramshorn and/or bladder snails since they breed quickly and dont have any requirements. just get one or two to start with and soon you will have tons of snails.
     

  3. JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    you can put them in a backup tank or jar with some moss
     
  4. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Bladder snails are hermaphrodites...
     

  5. JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    oh well neither snails need both genders to breed XD
     
  6. Kaden22 Initiate Member

    do i need to feed them?
     
  7. JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    yep you need to feed them or they will die just like any other animal
     

  8. fjh Well Known Member Member

    Yep you need to feed them. *sometimes* they can just live off algae if you have a lot. But it's a lot easier to drop a vegetable in every so often
     
  9. CricketKeeper Well Known Member Member

    I feed mine cheap koi pellets (what I feed my crickets). You could get a sterilite tote with a simple filter (I have a bottle filter, but filters aren't necessary, they just breed faster for me with a filter and overfeeding). Bladder snails breed faster at a lower temp than ramshorns IME, so I would recommend bladder snails unless you have a spare heater. Overfeeding a bit when you have a filter speeds up breeding. I also put mine in direct sunlight to grow algae for them. All these snails really need is a bowl, but improving the set up speed up the breeding a bit.
     
  10. 75g Discus Tank Well Known Member Member

    I’ve had 2 generations of snails grow in my jar living off of biofilm.
     

  11. Kaden22 Initiate Member

    would a one or two gallon tank work?
     
  12. JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    yes those two sizes will work :)