Breeding Snails?

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S7ewie
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Breeding Snails?

Post by S7ewie » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:24 am

Anyone here had much success breeding Snails?

I'm just planning ahead at the moment. We're currently mid cycle on our tank in preparation for a couple of GSPs and I'm thinking about setting up another smaller tank for breeding Snails to feed them.

I've read the article in the library so I'm just looking for a bit more info from people with experiance.

What's the minimum and ideal size tank?

Which species are best to breed?

Temps? And light hours?

What plants and other things should I have in the tank?

Im torn between keeping it very simple for breeding Snails alone and adding a few species of fish to make it a bit more interesting to look at. I guess it depends what size tank I can get away with. If I can do something fairly small that I can hide away then I'll go just Snails. If I have to get somerhing big and expensive then I might look to add other fish.

Thanks :)

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Re: Breeding Snails?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:14 am

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?

Post by S7ewie » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:25 am

S7ewie wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:24 am
I've read the article in the library so I'm just looking for a bit more info from people with experiance.

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Pufferpunk
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Breeding Snails?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:31 pm

LOL, sorry, I just skimmed your post--missed that!
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?

Post by Ginger90 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm

I have one snail breeding nano tank with around 150 snails in it plus a couple of shrimps to make it more interesting . I added few small fish but they started eating baby snails so I had to get rid of them. It’s important to keep a heater there - mine would not lay eggs unless the water was warm.

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