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post #1 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Are there any snails that aren't asexual?

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I would like a snail but not one that reproduces with itself and swarms the aquarium.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 11:14 AM
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apple snail. You can't get babies unless you have a male and a female.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you :)
Was thinking of something smaller though :P
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 06:37 PM
Zebra snails :) And they eat algae
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 08:44 PM
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+1 for the Zebra Nerite snail. They can only reproduce in brackish water. They will lay eggs in freshwater, but they will never hatch. They only get an inch or so across when full grown, and they are great algae eaters. I have two of them in my 29G.

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 08:46 PM
Yes. I have one aswell, and keeps my 25gal tank algae free. and, their shells are pretty, not like the wierd grey ones haha
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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Apple snails, assassin snails, trapdoor snails and nerite snails.

What is the temperature?
What fish do you have?

Trapdoors are very tricky as they prefer cold water and eat mostly algae and detritus. Assassins need meaty foods such as pest snails, bloodworms to nourish themselves. Nerite snails like algae all the time but can take veggies occasionally. Apple snails are the easiest to keep as they'll eat just about anything although the Pomacea diffusa are plant-safe since they eat only dead and decaying plant parts.

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I vote for nerite snails or assassin snails...


or rabbit snails.

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-01-2011, 11:48 AM
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I have an Assassin snail, and on top of being a very attractive snail, he's fascinating to watch!

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