Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

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Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by SmelsFish » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:12 pm

I live in Scarborough and its a sea side town so I go to the beach a lot and notice Hermit Crabs in the rock pools a lot so I've got this idea of going on a collecting mission for them to use as a sort of live treat. My worry is that Hermit Crabs use sea snail shells and sea shells are a lot more harder than freshwater Trumpet and pond snails. Would they be acceptable for South American and Dwarf Puffers? If it is I've even pondered freezing them to use at a later date, what are your thoughts on that?

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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:36 pm

Not a good idea, pond snails are much better. You can culture them yourself easily.
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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by SmelsFish » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Aw that's too bad. I was wondering how the puffer would react. What about Trumpet snails I would rather breed them are they just as easy?

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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by bertie 83 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:47 pm

Trumpets are ok for dps but not saps, would likely break his beak. Pond or ramshorns are prolific breeders and suitable for both
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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by Sgchick » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:00 am

Can pond snails go in a saltwater tank as food for my Valentini? or will they die too quickly?

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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 am

You could pull the hermits out of their shell. They actually have a soft body in there. But you'd need to QT for a month, 1st.
Pond snails are OK for SW fish but make sure they see them & drop in 1 at a time.
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Re: Hermit Crabs As Puffer Food? And More

Post by Sgchick » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:37 am

Great...Thanks

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