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Dtld9 05-30-2008 11:28 PM

Snail growth
 
What can I do to make my snails grow? I've had 6 ramshorns for about 2-3 months and they really haven't grown much. They have grown maybe 1/8- 1/4 inch putting them at about 1/2-3/4 inch.

Lupin 05-31-2008 01:39 AM

What do you feed them?

Dtld9 05-31-2008 07:25 AM

Algae wafers, and I put calcium in the tank also

msjinkzd 06-01-2008 08:12 AM

are these common ramshorns? or columbian ramshorns? If commons, they don't get much bigger.

Dtld9 06-01-2008 01:13 PM

I'm not sure what type, they are pink if that helps.

msjinkzd 06-01-2008 01:19 PM

Common red/pink/orange ramshorn:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_5580.jpg

Dtld9 06-04-2008 03:51 PM

I had hoped it would get as big as my last one :( that would have been so sweet. Would a common and columbian cross breed? To try to make the pink line bigger?

fish_4_all 06-04-2008 09:39 PM

I doubt they are gonna interbreed. Pretty different critters short of the shape of their shells.

Would be cool if they did because a huge red Ramshorn that didn't eat plants would be a nice snail to have.

As for the little ramshorns growth rates, it is pretty slow because they don't eat as much as fast as their bigger brothers. Mine usually took about 6-10 weeks to get to full size. When I had Colombians and I fed them a lot of Romaine they grew extremely fast. Never got the little ones to eat it though.


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