DP Snail Population?

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timehalt
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DP Snail Population?

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Hi everyone,
I have a 10 gal currently cycling. Once the cycle completes, I want to add a bunch of snails and leave them for a few days to get a good population going before adding my pea puffer. Two questions: do I have to worry about the pea puffer eating too many at once? And any reccomendations for types of snails? I was thinking mts or ramshorn.
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They'll eat their fill. Then they'll kill the rest. This is how the murder bean do. It's best to have a separate tank for raising snails.
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I have a solo puff in a 40g BF that has an established snail population but he hasn't gone on the rampage yet. I am considering moving a Yoyo loach in to the tank to help decimate the infestation.
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What do you have to do to keep a separate tank for snails? Can it be as simple as an old school 'fish bowl'? Or do they need filtration and heat etc like a community tank?
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Re: DP Snail Population?

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You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Thanks!
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I've used a kid's starting set tank for my snail colony. 5g tank, small internal filter that came with it, cheapest HOB light unit. No heater, no substrate, just a few moss balls and some duckweed to absorb NO3. First eggs were laid three days later, first generation is about 2-3mm now. I feed them cucumber and shrimp pellets. Other than siphoning some walrus from the bottom once every 2 weeks there's no maintenance needed for them.
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