Need suggestions on feeding snail more effectively

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
HI guys! So, I have a nerite snail who I love a bunch, however, I have trouble getting him food... My platys are so large in numbers now, that he has no room to eat the algae wafer! I need suggestions, I really don't want to pick him up and put him on the wafer, since he's hiding a lot. I'm thinking some sort of controlled algae growth somehow?
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
OP
SW5

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
Thanks, but, you don't know my platys. LOL They try and eat anything that enters the tank and defend it fiercely (including my hands and arms) I might try that still.
 

CoryCats

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,671
Reaction score
29
Location
Montana
Experience
2 years
SW5 said:
Thanks, but, you don't know my platys. LOL They try and eat anything that enters the tank and defend it fiercely (including my hands and arms) I might try that still.
You sure you didn't accidentally get piranhas? Lol
 

zombiecat03

Active Member
Member
Messages
460
Reaction score
3
Location
Southern California
Experience
4 years
Sounds like my barbs, put two pieces in at opposite ends of the tank...the old divide and conquer routine. Otherwise, I don't think my shark would get any. Lol
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
OP
SW5

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
I wonder it myself at times. They are currently, for some reason, as I type this munching on my plants. Anyways, I need to go buy zucchinI tomorrow.
 

horsin1787

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,077
Reaction score
15
Location
Black River Falls, WI
Experience
5 years
cucumber works too, but my nerites love zucchini-and licking the glass constantly. They also really like the hikarI wafers.

I know some people are able to grow algae in tupperware by a window using some rocks. I'll hunt around and see if I can find the link in a sec.

Edit:
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
OP
SW5

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
Wow, thanks for that link. So just take a jar, put a rock in it, and put it in a window sill for like a week? About the rock... I don't know where I would acquire it. When I do get one, would boiling it be sufficient sterilization?
 

horsin1787

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,077
Reaction score
15
Location
Black River Falls, WI
Experience
5 years
2 or more rocks might be better though, so you can switch them periodically.



There is some info here for sterilizing rocks.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
OP
SW5

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
Awesome! Thanks so much for all this great info guys!
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
OP
SW5

SW5

Well Known
Member
Messages
581
Reaction score
1
Location
Iowa
Experience
1 year
Okay, found a rock on the beach today. I'm going to sterilize it, then put it in a jar by the window... I am happy now. Never thought I'd be so happy about a rock.
 

New Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
87
Guests online
2,409
Total visitors
2,496

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom