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post #1 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
snails and water temperature

Can horn snails and other heated-aquarium-dwelling snails live in an unheated tank (probably around 60', room temp)?

I want to start a breeder, maybe, just for an excuse to have a one gallon planted but until then I need to keep these horn snails where they won't get eaten.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 08:09 PM
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Yup unfortunately it won't harm then; when I had my unheated set ups there'd be plenty there to sift the sand for me My livingrm was warmer then 60's thou Prop 65 and 70 during the day something like that.

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Let me know how it works out for you, I am going to start breeding some in a few weeks or so, and if they do fine without a heater Id' like not to have another thing to plug in.

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Yup unfortunately it won't harm then; when I had my unheated set ups there'd be plenty there to sift the sand for me My livingrm was warmer then 60's thou Prop 65 and 70 during the day something like that.
Are you saying they'll be fine and they will also breed?

Should I just put fish flakes and let them have at it?

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:33 PM
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I asked this a few days ago, the response was fish flakes, algea wafers, live plants, dead fish. They will pretty much eat anything. haha

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post #6 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:34 PM
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Yea toss them a lil plant in there; some fish flakes or pellets and eggs you'll get....

Boy I should add a cucumber to all my tanks, collect the snails out and ship them to ya'll for foods

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post #7 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:42 PM
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On topic of snails. Do they get in to canister filters? If I have to clean and scrape snails out of my canister filter I am going to have a problem with snails. And when I have a problem with creatures of any kind, I wage war on them. Be it weeds, wasps, you name it.

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post #8 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:44 PM
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No they won't get in the intake, not unless you leave yours wide open so it'll suck up your fish too anyway

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
I need a lot more than you can ship, girl. My dp's cleared out dozens of snails in under a week (all babies of course). Unless you want to set up a weekly shipping program : )

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post #10 of 13 Old 02-10-2010, 09:49 PM
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Yeah Sign me up for that too. :D

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