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post #1 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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2 adult ramshorns left

What to do with them??

I can put one each in my divided sections. I kept all my ramshorns together in a .5g for months now. The only egg sacs I found were pond snails. Now I have successfully separated my rams from my ponds.
Should I risk adding my ramshorns to my tank?? I REALLY do not want a problem with them breeding and I know they're hermaphrodites but if they haven't laid eggs since me keeping them, would they lay eggs in my tank??
I seen them "mating" before, by which they were sticking their tube things in each other but I have yet to see any baby rams.
Anyone with real experience and knowledge able to help me out here??

I know the snails would have a lot to eat in the betta tank because although I do not overfeed there is still probably algae and slime they can feed on. Ramshorns don't eat live plants, do they?? There's enough dead plant matter for them to eat.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 02:51 PM
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I would suspect that they would multiply more quickly with more food. They shouldn't be a problem unless they get too numerous. I used to squish the tiny ones against the glass. The fish love them as food that way.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-23-2012, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi thanks for the reply .. (still haven't figured how to "subscribe" to posts here. On bettafish.com it just happens automatically)

Since posting that, one died before I could add them to the tank. So I added the last one and it cleaned for a while but now I think he's dying. I gave him the name Milton :)
I think when Milton dies I'm going to get a nerite, and put it back and forth as the divided sections need cleaning.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-23-2012, 03:27 PM
I think the nerite is a good idea. Mine are magical. I need another one for my 5 gallon with Zeddie
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-24-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Milton died. Ludendorff mercilessly ate his body too.
Picked up 2 nerites today. Both are zebra. The pickings were thin, a lot of small snails and ones with bad shells. I got 2 nice ones, however the jaggedy designed one has the top of his shell tip gone. I think my water is hard. Just need to get off my butt and do a water change then plop them in. They're acclimating now :)

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