Originally Posted by busymom23
So keeping extra snails in the tank? What like all the time? Won't he overeat? Are snails cheaper than buying from a seafood market? Here's what I found at my seafood market:
Clams .50 each
Oysters $1.50 each
Never found anything other than frozen whole raw shrimp at the grocery store.
I've seen that puffers need a varied diet, as in frozen meaty foods, algae wafers, and the shelled critters to wear down their teeth. But how often would you need to feed them shelled food to keep teeth worn down?
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I usually stock about 12 snails along with 6/8 hermits they last about 8 months he don't seem to over eat as there may be a few left by the time I go to replenish , I also give him a treat of a chopped up deli shrimp shell and all
they seem to go after the shelled inverts only when there teeth start to curve in usually around once or twice a month but I would assume as he gets bigger the teeth grinding will increase
my puffer is very trusting he eats from my hand and follows me around as I walk by the tank , the way he glides around the tank reminds me of one of those remote control helicopters