Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
I have 1 nerite and some Malasian trumpet snails in my small NPT .. Yeah the malasians had babies, but I originally put in 6 adults, and pulled out 5 yesterday. I dropped half a blanched pea in for ted (he gets one a month and he only eats like 1/8th of a pea) and the rest fell down. Well like 2 hours later all the snails were all nom nom nom on them so I just scooped them out with a plastic tablespoon and threw them in the trash. so now I have 1 adult and a couple babies.
I believe they are live bearers, I never see egg sacks like pond snails, but don't quote me on it. They aren't stupid crazy on their breeding. I think of the 6 adults I've seen maybe just a couple babies. Like 1 new one every 2 weeks ? This is my personal exp but I think they'll do wonders for your tank. They'll eat up dead and decaying leaves and fish poop and stir up the sand so any nasty bubbles are popped early from the soil (if doing a walstad method)
Oh , and if you ask your local fish store, if they have any they are usually willing to give you a couple free. I asked for 3 I got 6 from hitchhikers..