Breeding Snails for my Puffers

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Akihiko.the.Puffer
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Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Post by Akihiko.the.Puffer » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:39 pm

I'm in the midst of setting up a 10 gallon for some Pea Puffers and my original plan was to keep snails seperate. I currently have 2 Ramshorn Snails in a 1 gallon separate from the main tank. But now I'm having some doubts. I want them to be healthy, but i don't want them to eat my plants.

Would it be better to keep them seperate and throw in a few for the puffers every week
or
Keep them in the main tank with the puffers?

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Re: Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:44 pm

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

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Post by Marc1969 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:35 am

I checked that one too, but the pictures don't show. Is that just me, or have they gone from the articel?

O, by the way: HI! :mrgreen:

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
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C valentini
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C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:55 am

Yes, unfortunately, when the board upgrade was done, we lost all the Library's photos. :(
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Breeding Snails for my Puffers

Post by ramp005 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:25 pm

Keeping ramshorns in a separate, 8 gallon tank myself, filtration by a sponge filter. I only keep a piece of driftwood in it and a piece of cutle bone on which they really like to graze.
I also keep some ramshorns in other tanks with smaller fish to have a constant flow of snails.
I don't notice the snails ruining my plants (mostly crypts). I feed them everyday with algae tablets or botia pellets or shrimp pellets. Sometimes I trow in some cuttings of Java moss (Christmas moss) when I trim it back in my other tanks.
I do water changes of 30-50% once or twice a week.

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