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Old 08-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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Mystery Snail diet

i bought a black mystery snail along with 2 ottos today to try to clean a brown alge problem developing in my ADF tank. Will this brown alge be enough of a diet for my new friend or will i need to feed it somthing else...?

10 gal - fresh water planted tank

2 - ottos
1 - mystery snail
2 - african dwarf frogs
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i bought a black mystery snail along with 2 ottos today to try to clean a brown alge problem developing in my ADF tank. Will this brown alge be enough of a diet for my new friend or will i need to feed it somthing else...?

10 gal - fresh water planted tank

2 - ottos
1 - mystery snail
2 - african dwarf frogs
Both species will enjoy some zucchini. Just remove the skin and seeds and freeze a bunch of pieces for later (thaw it out in tank water before feeding). My Otto's never go for it right away, so give them about a day to start munching on it. The snails will go to town on it as soon as they notice it. I leave mine in for about 2 days, but the Malaysian Trumpet Snail army + the Otto's eat the entire piece before the 3rd day comes along. If you don't have enough snails to eat the entire piece, remove it after 48 hours.

I use a vegetable magnet clip to feed the Otto's and a plant weight (lead ribbon) to hold the snail's chunk down (they are in different tanks). I just tie a piece of fishing line to the lead weight so I can remove it easier or move it next to the snail if he doesn't see it right away.
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