Snails, anyone?

Janmitch22

Active Member
Member
Messages
264
Reaction score
1
What exactly do you do to get enough snails in a tank so that there isn't an excess or depletion of snails? Is that even possible? How many should I start off buying? What is a good kind to buy? I have five clown loaches; they range in size from one inch to about two inches. I just want to give them something different. I thought the snails might be a treat and a quirk factor for the tank.
 

Gunnie

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,670
Reaction score
4
If you are talking about the "good" snails like apple or mystery snails, I would not put them in the tank with your clowns. Eventhough they are very big snails, your clowns will terrorize them and still try and eat them.
 

Dino

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,813
Reaction score
38
Location
Everywhere
Experience
More than 10 years
Trying to do the snail and the loaches in the same tank just does not happen.
The loaches will eat the snails much faster than the snails can reproduce.

Sorry for the downer post.

Dino
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
BUR, if you want snails for your loaches to eat, you could start some in a small tank and believe me they will multiple or someone with an over abundance of snails might share with you.
Carol
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
OP
J

Janmitch22

Active Member
Member
Messages
264
Reaction score
1
Okay, I'll locate a tank before I get any.

Carol, what is BUR?
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
BUR is my own code for BUT, In other words sometimes I can't spell
 

Dino

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,813
Reaction score
38
Location
Everywhere
Experience
More than 10 years
She just does not want to admit...

Bwhahahahahaha

Dino
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
Yes the proximity to Dino's posts do increase my spelling mistakes
Carol
 

Isabella

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
39
Location
New York
Experience
5 years
Hahaha ... guys you have no idea how this post made me laugh! Maybe it wasn't that very funny, but nevertheless it appealed greatly to my humor LOL! As I was reading this thread and came to Carol's reply, I also asked myself "What is BUR?" Then I came to Janmitch22's reply, lol, and thought, "Exactly, that's a good question, what is this BUR?" Then I came to next Carol's reply, just to read that it was her "special code" for "BUT"! HAHA! It made me feel so dumb lol! Carol, lol, I suggest you avoid being anywhere near Dino from now on!
 

Gunnie

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,670
Reaction score
4
Isabella said:
Carol, lol, I suggest you avoid being anywhere near Dino from now on!
That ain't gonna happen. Dino is a babe magnet. Even the married women can't resist him. I think it's some kind of alien trick he has up his sleeve. :-*
 

Dino

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,813
Reaction score
38
Location
Everywhere
Experience
More than 10 years
Women just recognise a superior life form more redily than men.

Dino
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
Yes and I even got a good laugh out of re-reading this post I've always heard that Laughter is good for the soul
Now Jan, you could even use a gallon jar with a bubbler in it to keep snails going for your clowns to eat. Snails don't care where they live, just drop a veggie wafer in about once a week and they will multiply like nobodys business
Carol
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
OP
J

Janmitch22

Active Member
Member
Messages
264
Reaction score
1
I'm definitely keeping snails in mind for the tank! I'll probably need to wait a little bit, though. I just don't want to regret it because there is someone in this household waiting to point the finger. All I need is for snails to multiply and become a hassle, then I may come home one day to empty fish tanks.  I'm alone in my fish love.  :'(
 

Butterfly

Fishlore Legend
Member
Messages
22,850
Reaction score
125
Location
Arkansas
Experience
More than 10 years
Hang in there, fish have a way of winning people over and they don't know they've been won over until it's too late How about that run-on sentence ;D
Carol
 

Gunnie

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,670
Reaction score
4
Janmitch22 said:
I'm definitely keeping snails in mind for the tank! I'll probably need to wait a little bit, though. I just don't want to regret it because there is someone in this household waiting to point the finger. All I need is for snails to multiply and become a hassle, then I may come home one day to empty fish tanks.  I'm alone in my fish love.  :'(
Once they start seeing the different personalities and see you gain knowledge in your fish, they will probably get more interested. There's a lot more to fish than just having a pretty tank that you clean every week.
 

newbie101

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,125
Reaction score
0
Well my family would like to have a tank that is pretty and all that BUT they don't have to clean it or do anything about it.  My mom kind of regards it a a decoration.  It's totally my responsibility.  I even have to pay for it :
I'm the only one that knows anything about aquariums and fish and all that stuff. :-\
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
OP
J

Janmitch22

Active Member
Member
Messages
264
Reaction score
1
Yeah, looks like we're in the same boat, newbie. It was cute until we figured out that the fish needed heaters, filters, water treatment, etc. Then they were moved out of the good rooms and they became solely my responsibility. I like it best that way, actually! I know what's been done, when it's been done, etc.
 

Craig

Well Known
Member
Messages
587
Reaction score
0
Location
Dunmurry, Northern Ireland (UK)
I'm the same as well!! I like the responsibility of lookin (or the animals I ve looked) after though I love my hobbies, fish keepin is a great hobby 1 of the best iv done just flick the music on get the jobs done and then u hav a beautiful tank 2 watch the whole week
 

New Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
202
Guests online
3,325
Total visitors
3,527

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom