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HMlairy 01-31-2011 08:41 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.
Suggestions? :shock:

tanker 01-31-2011 11:14 AM

apple snail. You can't get babies unless you have a male and a female.

HMlairy 01-31-2011 11:24 AM

Thank you :)
Was thinking of something smaller though :P

coolcucumber 01-31-2011 06:37 PM

Zebra snails :) And they eat algae

DanMarion 01-31-2011 08:44 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 08:46 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 02:12 AM

Thanks peeps!

Lupin 02-01-2011 10:00 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 11:30 AM

I vote for nerite snails or assassin snails...

or rabbit snails.

aunt kymmie 02-01-2011 11:48 AM

I have an Assassin snail, and on top of being a very attractive snail, he's fascinating to watch!

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