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daisycutter 03-16-2007 06:00 PM

porcupine snails breeding
the pocupine snails i have recently gotten have laid countless eggs on the plants and yesterday there was a black scumline of baby snails at the surface how would i care for these?,the snails are not cheap to buy and are only avalible from 1 shop so growing them to adult would be worth the effort+plus they look great :D

KishFeeper 03-16-2007 06:04 PM

Send me some :D
i have a ton of little black snails that breed like theres no tomorrow :/ i just put them in a 2 gallon with some old filter cartridges and they eat the crap on them and give birth on there 2, theres really no care for snails apart from add a peice of lettuce occasionally and there little happy snails :)

daisycutter 03-16-2007 07:20 PM

it just seemed to me that for there price they were somehow difficult to breed maybe its simply lack of demand and few people supply them :roll:

KishFeeper 03-16-2007 07:51 PM

Hmm... did you buy them or did they go for a ride on your plants?

daisycutter 03-17-2007 12:38 PM

i bought them the only invert ive bought that wasnt ment to be eaten i have tiny red ramshorns too but they were a tag-along with some cabomba neither eat plants but the ramshorns are too small to do anything usefull while the ppsnails keep the tank spotless more would be great i only have 5

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