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Old 01-28-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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turbo snails

how many snails and hermit crabs can I keep in a 36 gallon?

30 snails?

do they count for bioload?
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not much bio load from snails, but 30 turbo snails will need supplemental feeding, unless your tank is overrun with algae.
30 snails is way too many for a 36 IMO.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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I agree with Mr.X 30 snails is way to many for 36g. I would go for ten or less on the snails, I'm assuming that you will have fish also in the same aquarium.
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OK, so I have read advice all ofer the board on the number of snails per gallon and I settled on a medium and large turbo snail for my 29 gallon plus 4 hermits. Is that too few?
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You already did the turbos? My least favorite, since they leave a lot of waste.
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So, what is your favorite? Which snails leave less waste?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Yes i would like to know also. I have a 30 gallon tank with two breeding clowns what snail should i get?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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For both of you w/30g tanks, I'd do 3 nassarius (they'll live under the sand and come out at feeding time - awesome lil buggers IMO), and maybe 3 astreas ( 'cause they're likely easy to find locally), and 3 ceriths. Ceriths don't turn over as easily as astreas. They turn over and they'll die. Nassarius snails can do backflips.

Some don't like to mix hermits with their snails as hermit can kill'm off for their shells. 2 things about that; 1) put some empty shells in a bit larger than your hermits, and 2) thats what crabs do. I'd just update the snails from time to time.

Anyway, that's the number I'd put in there. Others opinions may vary, but you don't want too many in new tanks since they'll likely not have sufficient food sources yet
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THat is great advice. Thanks. Do any of what you mentioned eat this stuff as my turbo snails don't seem to be touching it?

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I've heard of some having luck with turbos eating it. Another told me those miniature hermits (the ones for $1.) cleaned his. Your mileage may vary.
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