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CelsB 01-26-2013 04:17 AM

Can I put a rabbit snail in a tank without a heater?
 
The reason I ask is, I have a snail infestation after buying some new plants. They are everywhere. I have tried snail traps, lettuce leaves etc. I want to put some assassin snails in the tank but I know they will eat my rabbit snail. I wondered if I could give him to my grandchildren who have a coldwater goldfish tank.

rexpepper651 01-26-2013 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CelsB (Post 1406158)
The reason I ask is, I have a snail infestation after buying some new plants. They are everywhere. I have tried snail traps, lettuce leaves etc. I want to put some assassin snails in the tank but I know they will eat my rabbit snail. I wondered if I could give him to my grandchildren who have a coldwater goldfish tank.

Tropical Freshwater Inverts for Freshwater Aquariums: Gold Rabbit Snail, Tylomelania gemmifera there it says the temp they should be kept at an most gold fish look to live in the same temp range but i could be wrong.

thekoimaiden 01-26-2013 11:34 AM

There are multiple different species of rabbit snails and some do need rather warm water. The other thing I would be worried about is the goldfish eating the rabbit snail as they grow. Mine are small right now, but an adult goldfish (6-8in) could easily eat a rabbit snail. Also goldfish tanks are notoriously dirty so there is a risk that the lower water quality could harm your snail as inverts are much more sensitive about that kind of thing than fish are.

CelsB 01-27-2013 10:50 AM

I've set up a small 36 litre tank with a spare heater and filter. I've been thinking of getting another betta since my Red Veiltail died. Not sure if I can cycle it with a rabbit snail though but I can get things going and my snail will be safe.

thekoimaiden 01-27-2013 01:53 PM

That is also a great idea! I know quite a few people who keep bettas and rabbit snails together. It's a good combo.


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