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Old 03-18-2016, 09:45 AM   #1
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Feeding nerite snails

I'm trying to decide about nerite snails. I've got a 29g with only a tiny bit of algae on the decorations. The amount in there probably isn't enough to sustain a couple snails so, is there something else they eat? In a previous tank I had a couple and liked watching them crawl around, so I want some in this one. I don't want to throw them in and watch them starve due to lack of algae, though.

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Old 03-18-2016, 10:25 AM   #2
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My nerites love blanched veg especially cucumber, courgette and butternut squash.
If the tank is mature they will also feed off the natural bio film ☺

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Old 03-19-2016, 11:55 PM   #3
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I feed mine spirulina sticks, algae wafers, the green marine algae sheets and shrimp pellets. If I put veggies in, my fish eat it so quickly (even in the dark) that I doubt the snails get much. Haven't found a solution for this problem. I feed my fish well, but they are piggies!
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:34 AM   #4
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Ken's wafers, sticks, Fluval Shrimp granules-a single pinch spread over the entire surface of the water so it drops evurwhur in the tank so everyone gets a crack at some, the occasional piece of blanched (lightly boiled, then dropped in an ice bath) fresh vegetable. Hardly matters what kind of vegetable-nearly any squash, zucchini, as shellyx said courgtte/cucumber, broccoli, leaf spinach, green beans, whatever. So long as it's no salt added frozen or fresh.
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