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coolcucumber 02-14-2011 05:47 PM

Ramshorn snails?
I recently got a dwarf puffer, and i know they need to be fed snails every once in a while. i've got a small red ramshorn, do i need more then one for them to breed? It would be nice to have some to feed the little guy.

Lupin 02-14-2011 05:49 PM

Yep. They do sperm exchange so you need more than one to force them to produce. I think you'll be better off with physas though. They're faster to breed. Maybe it's just me having trouble mass producing the ramshorns. Slow breeders in my experience.:redmad:

Can't use MTS or they'll crack the puffer teeth.

coolcucumber 02-14-2011 05:51 PM

Alright, thanks. Ill look into the physas, aswell.

coolcucumber 02-14-2011 06:26 PM

Oh- Also, do they need aeration? If i were to breed em, im sure id end up with alot. could i stick them in a old waterbottle or something, or do they need aeration?

Lupin 02-14-2011 06:28 PM

They need aeration otherwise, they'll start popping out of the bottle/tank. Try getting a 5g tub and breed them there. Use a sponge filter. It's all you need and it is doable with both aeration and filtration.

coolcucumber 02-14-2011 06:29 PM

Alright. thanks :) This is turning out to be quite the project haha

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