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post #1 of 11 Old 02-25-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Snail Breeding

I am getting a dwarf puffer soon and I have a 2.5 gallon tank that I'm thinking of breeding snails in. I just don't know what kind I can find easily in pet stores around here, I know Petsmart has Mystery snail, but can DP's eat them? I don't plan on putting much of a filter in it just a small one if any is needed. No heater because the heat of our house keeps it warm enough I think, tell me what you think. I can always buy a really small heater, I have the money. I just don't know if they make one small enough. Do I need to put gravel in it? What should I feed the snails? How do I know females form males? And how do I get them to breed? Thank you for all those who help.

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~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

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~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-25-2011, 11:21 PM
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DPs prefer to eat snails that fit their mouths. That's either ramshorns or physas. Mystery snails are meatier but far too slow to breed and rear. Look into ramshorns and physas. They are asexual and need their company to exchange sperm to trigger reproduction. No trumpet snails. They're very hard on the puffer teeth.

All you need is a sponge filter and a spare tank or tub. Overfeed a bit and the snails will boom in numbers.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ah thank you ^^ I shall find these snails sometime soon so I can start my snail breeding

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~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

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 06:18 PM
I have the same, and got ramshorns. they're in my 5gal right now :D
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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I think I have physas, I got them at Petco they are tiny little snails that were considered pests and given to me for free? Are these the ones I need?

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~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

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 05:23 PM
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Yup.

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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o.o They have already bred, two of them have at least >> I can't wait for the eggs ^^ it's so exciting. I'm feeding them algae pellets... is that ok?

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~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

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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Absolutely. They'll eventually overpopulate in no time at all.lol

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 05:45 PM
ahh. my ramshorns havent done anything but eat D: congrats xD
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-06-2011, 07:36 PM
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Jealous ^^. I just got the one ramhorn that migrated on a plant afaik. But I've got lots of Lymnaea Auricularia that make for a good clean up crew.
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