|HMlairy ||01-31-2011 09:41 AM |
Are there any snails that aren't asexual?
Title says it all.
I would like a snail but not one that reproduces with itself and swarms the aquarium.
|tanker ||01-31-2011 12:14 PM |
apple snail. You can't get babies unless you have a male and a female.
|HMlairy ||01-31-2011 12:24 PM |
Thank you :)
Was thinking of something smaller though :P
|coolcucumber ||01-31-2011 07:37 PM |
Zebra snails :) And they eat algae
|DanMarion ||01-31-2011 09:44 PM |
+1 for the Zebra Nerite snail. They can only reproduce in brackish water. They will lay eggs in freshwater, but they will never hatch. They only get an inch or so across when full grown, and they are great algae eaters. I have two of them in my 29G.
|coolcucumber ||01-31-2011 09:46 PM |
Yes. I have one aswell, and keeps my 25gal tank algae free. and, their shells are pretty, not like the wierd grey ones haha
|HMlairy ||02-01-2011 03:12 AM |
|Lupin ||02-01-2011 11:00 AM |
Apple snails, assassin snails, trapdoor snails and nerite snails.
What is the temperature?
What fish do you have?
Trapdoors are very tricky as they prefer cold water and eat mostly algae and detritus. Assassins need meaty foods such as pest snails, bloodworms to nourish themselves. Nerite snails like algae all the time but can take veggies occasionally. Apple snails are the easiest to keep as they'll eat just about anything although the Pomacea diffusa are plant-safe since they eat only dead and decaying plant parts.
|redchigh ||02-01-2011 12:30 PM |
I vote for nerite snails or assassin snails...
or rabbit snails.
|aunt kymmie ||02-01-2011 12:48 PM |
I have an Assassin snail, and on top of being a very attractive snail, he's fascinating to watch!
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