02-01-2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by flukez88
To provide more detail:
10 gal tank, soon to be home to 5 or 6 guppies, currently home to 6 ghost shrimp.
I have 3 small plants. one of them is a java fern, the other two are. . . other things, lol.
I've managed to separate the snails from the rest of the tank and have them floating in a container at the surface.
They are both smaller than the end of a pencil eraser. I'll post pics as soon as they're big enough. Will keeping them well fed help them grow quickly?
If they're spiral and reddish-brown, they're ramshorn. The babies have their shell lay flat and then when they grow up have their shell stand up.
As for feeding you needn't worry, they clean up whatever fish food the fish don't eat. They're also good at eating up algae.
Excess snails are great for treating your fish. I crush the snails and drop 'em into my 55 gallon tank...the fish always scramble for fresh meat