Breeding Snails
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Invertebrates » Breeding Snails

Breeding Snails

This is a discussion on Breeding Snails within the Invertebrates forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I would like to breed snails for my dwarf puffer to eat. I just got a bunch of pond snails off of aquabid and ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Eyespot Rasbora
Eyespot Rasbora
Zebra Loach
Zebra Loach
Reply
Old 03-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Breeding Snails

I would like to breed snails for my dwarf puffer to eat. I just got a bunch of pond snails off of aquabid and I would like to keep them in my three gallon kritter keeper (which I measured and hold more like 4 and half gallons). The problem is, I don't have an extra filter and I really don't want to pay money for a new one. Can I keep them in the kritter keeper with just weekly water changes or however many water changes are necessary? They would have live plants.
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
 
Andarial's Avatar
 
I'm not sure I just bought a tiny sponge filter that was for 15 dollars at my local petco, snails don't make that much of a mess I assume it would be ok but you should check with someone else first
Andarial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #3
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Pond snails are bullet proof. Could care less about water quality. Weekly is fine. You can overfeed and they just explode in numbers.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #4
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Haha okay perfect. That makes me feel better. I think the order includes an egg sac thingy, so that will jumpstart it.
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
 
A lot of 'pond' snails breath air from the surface, so you should'nt worry about lack of oxygen. I'm sure they'd appreciate live plants, and if its in a light place then that should allow for plenty of algae. A weekly water change sounds okay, just be sure to stir up their poop before you change water (take some water out, pour it back in to stir up the poop), a bit gross but they do poop alot it seems so you don't wanna let it build up too much.
Yeoman1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #6
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Lol they do poop a lot. I will do the weekly changes.
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 05:57 PM   #7
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
if you have a heater in the tank that will crank up the metabolism and give you more snails in less time.

When feeding the puffer the snail should be about the size of the puffer's eye.
InvertPlanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 06:00 PM   #8
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
The size of its eye?! That is tiny! The pond snails I ordered came in today so hopefully they will start breeding soon. I had to take the heater out because I needed it for something, so is it okay if the temp stays at 70-72 degrees?
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 06:03 PM   #9
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
they don't really care about temp... room temp is fine. They just won't reach sexual maturity as quickly as if there was a heater in there.

If you are feeding a larger snail you'll have to crush it first.
InvertPlanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 06:13 PM   #10
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
That is okay, I there are at least two mature ones in there. If not the pea has three big ones in his tank that can make babies, his temp is at about 78.
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breeding snails cbirk Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 02-07-2010 03:15 PM
Breeding Pond Snails MXS Invertebrates 2 08-19-2009 06:47 AM
Mystery Snails, Rare Trumpet Snail and Breeding of Assassin Snails Lupin Invertebrates 4 04-24-2009 03:55 AM
porcupine snails breeding daisycutter Invertebrates 4 03-17-2007 12:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.