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Old 05-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Pond Snails!!!

I know its not a huge deal, but i finally made it to the LFS before everyone else did and scooped up about 30 pond snails for future GSP, I think im going to need to get a bigger tank for them to live in, this lil 2 gallon isnt gonna cut it because they're already laying eggs. Any one know how long after the eggs are laid they will hatch? Do i need to add anything in the water besides food to help them along?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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Not really. The pond snails will be coming out your ears. It's more likely you'd have to beg them not to breed.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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I know its not a huge deal, but i finally made it to the LFS before everyone else did and scooped up about 30 pond snails for future GSP, I think im going to need to get a bigger tank for them to live in, this lil 2 gallon isnt gonna cut it because they're already laying eggs. Any one know how long after the eggs are laid they will hatch? Do i need to add anything in the water besides food to help them along?
I think they'll breed in an actively used toilet bowl lol. I've got a few spawning in a tub holding excess plants and they're doing good without adding any food. I put some new plants in my BW tank when I first started cycling (FW) and some how they survived the high ammo/no2 and there's about 15 that I can see/count. My BB Gobies don't seem interested in them, so I figure I should have a good colony of snails by the time my GSP go in next week. If you have shells in your BW tank they'll use those to trim their beaks too.
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I accidently got some of these snails in with a shipment of plants I'd say less than a month ago... I only noticed one or two after a few days of having the plants in there.. and now they are everywhere... so I'm guessing that the eggs hatch in less than 30 days...
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I NEVER see eggs with our pond snails. It's like the new ones come right out of the bodies. They usually lay eggs in jelly sacs under a leaf.
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I stopped caring about pond snails. They limit themselves and with enough plants you hardly see them. I've got tiny 3mm red ramshorns and pond and bladder snails among my limpets, ostracods, tiny worms and amphipods that hitch hiked into my tank.
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Well my 10 gal is now crawling with lil white specs stuck to the glass, looks like my GSP is gonna have lots of crunchy snacks soon. Would i be able to add ghost shrimp to the tank without and problems?
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Well my 10 gal is now crawling with lil white specs stuck to the glass, looks like my GSP is gonna have lots of crunchy snacks soon. Would i be able to add ghost shrimp to the tank without and problems?
I have ghosties and AES in my BW tank, GS have been in for a few days and AES for 18hrs. Both seem to be doing great. My pond snails count must be well over 100 (if not 150) so our GSP will be we'll fed too lol.
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AES?
Algae Eating Shrimp, AKA Amano Shrimp.
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