07-29-2008, 04:51 AM
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Re: Snail Question
Pond snails and ramshorns are your best bets. They're hermaphrodites meaning they do not need a mate to be able to breed. Pond snail eggs are characterized by small globules in one sac. They can be found attached to almost everywhere and can be obtained hitchhiking amongst the plants you buy.
Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
Ok do they reproduce on there own, Or do they need 2?
Plus I read a green spotted puffer will eat the snails...And is need for there diet
Avoid the Malaysian trumpet snails as their shells are too hard for the puffers to crush on. They're livebearers and can bury underground so they can be a pain to eliminate although they do wonders digging the substrate thus preventing the substrate from going compact which could result in anaerobic pockets and if disturbed, can release hydrogen sulfide which can cause acute respiratory problems to the fish, even to the point of killing them. You will notice that by the smell of rotten eggs if you disturb the substrate not stirred frequently. The finer the substrate, the easier it compacts and this is especially true with sand.