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Laki 08-31-2012 11:14 AM

2 adult ramshorns left
What to do with them??

I can put one each in my divided sections. I kept all my ramshorns together in a .5g for months now. The only egg sacs I found were pond snails. Now I have successfully separated my rams from my ponds.
Should I risk adding my ramshorns to my tank?? I REALLY do not want a problem with them breeding and I know they're hermaphrodites but if they haven't laid eggs since me keeping them, would they lay eggs in my tank??
I seen them "mating" before, by which they were sticking their tube things in each other but I have yet to see any baby rams.
Anyone with real experience and knowledge able to help me out here??

I know the snails would have a lot to eat in the betta tank because although I do not overfeed there is still probably algae and slime they can feed on. Ramshorns don't eat live plants, do they?? There's enough dead plant matter for them to eat.

fish monger 08-31-2012 01:51 PM

I would suspect that they would multiply more quickly with more food. They shouldn't be a problem unless they get too numerous. I used to squish the tiny ones against the glass. The fish love them as food that way.

Laki 09-23-2012 08:42 AM

Hi thanks for the reply .. (still haven't figured how to "subscribe" to posts here. On it just happens automatically)

Since posting that, one died before I could add them to the tank. So I added the last one and it cleaned for a while but now I think he's dying. I gave him the name Milton :)
I think when Milton dies I'm going to get a nerite, and put it back and forth as the divided sections need cleaning.

djembekah 09-23-2012 02:27 PM

I think the nerite is a good idea. Mine are magical. I need another one for my 5 gallon with Zeddie

Laki 09-24-2012 04:17 PM

Milton died. Ludendorff mercilessly ate his body too.
Picked up 2 nerites today. Both are zebra. The pickings were thin, a lot of small snails and ones with bad shells. I got 2 nice ones, however the jaggedy designed one has the top of his shell tip gone. I think my water is hard. Just need to get off my butt and do a water change then plop them in. They're acclimating now :)

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