Reciently, I have fallen in love with assassin snails. They are probably the coolest FW invertabrate. I have setup a sand substrate tank just for the snails. Assassin snails favorite food is ramshorn. I am trying to have a ramshorn invasion in a controlled inviroment to raise as food for the assassin snail.
I have run into some problems, though. I have a sand substrate tank with no invert to burrow in the sand. I stir it up with my finger, but I really need a burrowing snail! I have heard that rammies don't burrow. What about pond snails? Do they burrow? Assassin snails like to eat those also (not as much as rammies).
Aslo, it is cycleing and I am worried about the toxicity. How sensitive are the rammies to tox? I also don't know how to feed them without makeing ammonia soup. What is the best way to feed the rammies and/or other snails that I might add (excludeing the assassin)?
Filtration is abit rough. I am useing the AquaTech 5-15 in a 5g tank. The water flow digs holes in the sand over a period of time. How can I control the flow?
I was wondering how fast rammies will multiply. e.g. 3 new snail, per ramshorn, per month, or something like that.
I might put a guppy or 3 in there when the cycle slows.
I am sure I forgot something but that is all I have for now.