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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.
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
40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
Pond snails are bullet proof. Could care less about water quality. Weekly is fine. You can overfeed and they just explode in numbers.
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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.
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