01-11-2009, 02:49 AM
| || | I don't work for the LFS but I do assist them whenever they want me to help them. I don't however trust them to retail the snails. It just comes down to trust because like I said, to them, snails are simply scavengers. I don't want to hear of possible snail abuse. I've seen many fish that are ridiculously thin to even be worth the price they are. I asked one employee in one of the LFS what they were feeding the lone Clithon corona for weeks since I forgot to buy that last one as it was hidden in the sponge filter. He was awkward and I felt the tense. He refused to admit they don't seem to feed the snail. The snail honestly will refuse any food other than algae anyway as it basically is an algae eater more than anything else. They already ordered these nerites without even researching what these really need. I bought everyone but that loner (having missed that one) quickly as I knew if others may buy them on impulse, they won't stand a chance to live for a long time. People rely on snails and plecos to clean off the algae but what happens when the algae supply is gone? They just leave them to scavenge for leftover foods. Yes, I'm one with the predatory canas but it could have been my fault as I did not entrust anyone to feed them while on my 7-day leave. My theory is simply they turned to their smaller siblings for foods as they are used to being pampered being fed with calcium pills, plaster of Paris pucks, veggies, plants, fish foods and everything else minus the meat which I don't as these increase their cannibalistic tendencies.
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
thats interesting that not many want them locally
i thought you worked at a LFS, they arnt interested in them? even if you dont im sure you can sell some to them
were you the one that had the predator snails that eat other snails or was that someone else?