02-01-2009, 03:29 AM
| || | Snails that live in FW and breed quickly Pouch snails (Physas sp.) Malaysian trumpets (Melania sp.) Ramshorns (Planorbis sp.) Snails that live in FW but will not breed as quickly as the top category Pomacea diffusa Pomacea canaliculata Pomacea haustrum Pomacea insularum Marisa cornuarietis Asolene spixi European nerites Rate of reproduction of snails above (except nerites) depends on environment. They may still breed quickly but you can easily regulate their population by crushing or freezing the egg clutches laid above waterline. The last two, marisa and asolene lay their eggs in the water so you may need to hunt the eggs although hatch development takes days and even weeks depending on the temperature. My canas lay an egg clutch daily or every other day but I just crush some egg clutches that I find as I have over 300 of these already.lol Snails that live in FW but will never breed at all Nerites from Asian and American countries-They need brackish to marine conditions in order to breed. The velligers (larva) need microalgae or phytoplanktons in order to survive. The only snails that eat all algae effectively (with the exception of BGA) are nerites.
Originally Posted by ID SHARK RULE
Yh i agree that tank is pretty full if u need rid of food on the bottom of tanks try investing in some algae eaters (snails) but if u do u need to take into account they do breed alot
Last edited by Lupin; 02-01-2009 at 03:33 AM..