DGabbs wrote:You may as well just pick up a bunch of snails and keep them in your snail tank. If you ad a cheap filter which keeps the water nice and clean, your snails should start reproducing at a fast rate.
I used to breed snails for a loach that i had a while back, and i'm just getting my snail tank running again for my F8 puffers that are coming soon.
That 1 gallon that your looking at is a bit small. I just use a 5gal pail and have one of those aquatech 20 filters in it. I'm currently looking into ways of making the snails shells harder. I believe adding calcium to the water will do this.
In terms of cycling, probably not necessary. I would just seed that tank with some filter media from a different tank then through the snails in.
Rather than spending 15 bucks on a 5 gal glass tank, what i would do is just buy a 5gal pail and a cheap walmart aquatech filter all for probably around the same price.
DGabbs wrote:They don't really need light. Just food, oxygen and some calcium in the water wouldn't hurt and would make their shells harder (better for your puffers teeth)
After a couple days with them in the tank you will likely start seeing little clear jelly blobs on the side walls. These are eggs and will hatch into baby snails that you wond even be able to see at first.
If you get a hang on back filter make sure to put a little piece of sock or something over the filter intake.
bertie 83 wrote:+1 reproducing is hungry work lol. Do you have a spot where some natural light will hit the tank? It will possibly get algae which the snails will eat. You will soon have an endless supply for your puffer, just toss plenty in and feed your puffer the eye sized ones.
DGabbs wrote:I think a 5 is best because realistically they will reproduce. You will still need to do water changes on the snail tank.
If you are feeding the snails carrots or cucumber once a week, there is really not a need to have natural light hit the tank.
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