Snail food

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Slippy, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. SlippyNew MemberMember

    Hey All,

    I was thinking about getting snailes, but am worried that my ADFs might eat them and was wondering what food do snailes eat besides veggies? :confused:

    Thanks, :;banaman

  2. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

  3. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Elodea is right.
    I suppose in a rare instance, an ADF might snap at it so small ones could be a choking hazard.
    I have small snails, my adults never snapped at them but when my tadpoles were morphing they would try, so I removed the snails.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010
  4. REDKAHUNAValued MemberMember

    There are also people who make snail cookies to feed the snails they are raising. Recipes on line and you can purchase from them direct.
  5. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember


    Mystery snail (small apple snail), pond snail:

    Blanched veggies, fish food, occasionally aquatic plants, decaying protein (dead fish and inverts)

    Apple snail:

    Blanched veggies, fish food, aquatic plants (except java fern and some others), decaying protein

    Tylomelania snails, MTS, ramshorn snails:

    Blanched veggies, fish food, decaying protein

    Nerite snails:

    Diatoms, algae (not hair), occasionally fish food

    Assassin snails:

    Ramshorn snails, pond snails, fish food, decaying protein
  6. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

      has all kinds of snail recipes :)
  7. TreeforkWell Known MemberMember

    My Mystery snails eat pretty much anything. I can handfeed them bloodworms if they are on the side of the tank it's fun to watch them slurp 'em up like spaghetti.
  8. SlippyNew MemberMember

    Wow... thanks for the quick replies :;thx

    Gonna pick up some new snails for my tank tomorrow :;banaman
  9. rainmanWell Known MemberMember

    Just make sure the wafers don't have copper sulfate or any other copper compounds.   are fine to use but expensive.
  10. SlippyNew MemberMember

    Hey all,

    I just picked up 2 Zebra Nerite snails and 2 Apple Snails :;snail

    They are soooooooo funny... they keep on hitching rides from each other... :)


    I usually feed my Cories "TetraVeggie Algae Wafers Extreme", I just checked and there are is no copper :;hf

    Thanks for all the help everyone :;group
  11. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Idk about that in my area its not too expensive. But yeah copper sulfate=dead snail. Wardely is the bad one for it so adviod them. Best of luck.
  12. rainmanWell Known MemberMember

    You are lucky. It's $8.00 for an 4oz bag of the stuff. The Canas mow through the bag like it's nothing lol.

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