Mts & Ramshorn Snails.

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  1. Harlee

    HarleeValued MemberMember

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    Can I breed ramshorn snails and MTS in the same tank ? Or should I get two different tank ?
     
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    Yeah, it’s possible. Many people have them in the same tanks.
     
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    No snail expert but I had a 5 with nothing but some hornwort in it. As I removed snails from other tanks I added em to the 5, both MTS and ramshorns.

    Over a month or 2, the tank cycled. I feed a large pinch of flake 2Xs a week. Just noticed I have 12-15 large ramshorns, don’t even see any mts’s.

    Not even many little ramshorns. Maybe not enough food? At one time I had 100s of little ones and eggs everywhere.
     
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    Thanks ! I hope they are able to breed in the same tank. If in a week or two I notice there isn’t any eggs/babies I will probably get a different tank to separate them in :) I put two algae wafers in so there is definitely enough food there is only two of each snails in there right now.
     
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    Based on my experience, they will breed, plenty.
     
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    Seperating them afterwards will be quite a job. Be careful they won't overrun you
     
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    Yeah lol I have them in their own tank right now !
     
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    Hahahaha this is funny. Was searching this thread but cause you reacted it went up in the list. Just made this pic.that I wanted to show hahaha. 722f4979d12dfff6bb252cdb6c355b32.
     
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    Hahah. I’m surprised that the 4 I got are so active I’ve heard it can take a week for them to start moving.
     
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    I have a 2.5 gallon jar for my ramshorn snails. I actually feed them mostly lettuce and occasionally a pinch of fish flakes or crisps and occasionally blood or tubifex worms. Once in a while I throw in a few shrimp pellets or algae wafers. Little rascals are breeding like crazy and growing like weeds.

    Once my assassin snails cleaned out all of the ramshorns in my main tank I knew they would appreciate some of their favorite food from time to time so set the breeding jar up. When I put a lettuce leaf in the jar it is soon loaded with ramshorns. I just pull the leaf out and pick off a few to feed the assassins and put the leaf back in the jar.

    I added some bladder/pond snails to the jar a few days ago that came in on some plants. Only time will tell if the 2 different species will thrive together.
     
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    I was looking for pond snails but the store I went to didn’t have any. & I’ll def feed them some lettuce !
     
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