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Old 09-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #21
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My snails eat fish flakes I fed one straight to mine when at top of tank water line lol fun to watch I have mystery snails and they can breed in freshwater I'm pretty sure
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I'm fairly certain mystery snail eggs can't hatch in water.
Nerite snails grow smaller at about 1 inch
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My snails eat fish flakes I fed one straight to mine when at top of tank water line lol fun to watch I have mystery snails and they can breed in freshwater I'm pretty sure
haha, sounds fun. I think they would be quite interesting.
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I'm fairly certain mystery snail eggs can't hatch in water. Nerite snails grow smaller at about 1 inch
did a little reading on the nerite snail. They only breed in brackish water
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yup, they'll still lay eggs though, they just won't hatch
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yup, they'll still lay eggs though, they just won't hatch
one more question, would they need algae wafers as well? Or would they scavenge flakes? I have a rainbow shark and a upside down catfish which also like to vaccume
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They will Scavenge for flakes and eat any algae growing in the tank. They will also much on live plants you have in there just not to a noticeable extent. But it couldn't hurt to give them algae wafers
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It depend what type you get, you could get mystery snails or nerite snails. And you could introduce them all at the same time
I'm thinking maybe 2 snails and 3-4 Amanos shrimp for variation?
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That would be cool, but you're barbs and upside down catfish could very well make a meal out of the shrimp
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Mystery snails lay eggs above water line so if you keep ur water low enough like 3-4 inch space from under you tank lid to water line you can get eggs than babies
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That would be cool, but you're barbs and upside down catfish could very well make a meal out of the shrimp
very good point. I'm almost leaning towards oto cats now.
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