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stephanieleah 02-10-2010 08:02 PM

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 :oops: but until then I need to keep these horn snails where they won't get eaten.

Angel079 02-10-2010 08:09 PM

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.

cbirk 02-10-2010 08:18 PM

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.

stephanieleah 02-10-2010 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 323393)
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?

cbirk 02-10-2010 09:33 PM

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

Angel079 02-10-2010 09:34 PM

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 :-)

Mean Harri 02-10-2010 09:42 PM

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.

Angel079 02-10-2010 09:44 PM

No they won't get in the intake, not unless you leave yours wide open so it'll suck up your fish too anyway :-)

stephanieleah 02-10-2010 09:47 PM

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 : )

cbirk 02-10-2010 09:49 PM

Yeah Sign me up for that too. :D


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