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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Snails? Tell me...

1.) What do you do when they have baby snails? Do you sell them or give them away?
2.) Do they reproduce a lot? or not a problem

3.) Are they actually worth the hassle?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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1. I would sell mine since no one near me wants snails
2. Usually snails are not a problem, but they can be O.o
3. No! XD

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what kind of snails?
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure. Water snails are a complete mystery to me. I know a bit about land ones.

I'm referring to the ones ya put in with Bettas
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Apple snails? Best guess.

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Sure... we'll go with Apple snails :)
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Apple/mystery snails need 2 to breed (a male and female). So if you get one, they won't breed.
Get two, they still may not breed, I believe they like high humidity to breed.
Check out this website, its really helpful:
http://applesnail.net/
You may want to start off with just one, because some bettas won't tolerate having it in their tank. Better to get one, then get like three and have your betta kill them all.

Edit: In some ways, they are worth it. They are quite funny to watch, and they move quicker than I thought they would. My snail, Acrobat, likes to do acrobatics, he climbs up the heater and somehow ends up on the plant beside it, and then climbs up the filter and back down, and around..... They DON'T clean, if anything they poop more than they help clean. They are more for entertaining purposes than cleaning.

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I just got a golden mystery snail and some algae wafers, I was thinking of just putting him in a tupperware thing with a quarter of a wafer (the whole wafer is about dime sized) about once a week and let him nom on it until he's bored and then putting him back in my 20 gal.

It's just him and my giant plakat Brutus in there. Does this seem like a good plan? I haven't had this type of snail before. He's in quarantine right now. The 20 gal is has about 10 live plants in it as well as a few fake ones and some decorations and is heated to 82 degrees. I do a 50% and 100% once a month, sometimes two 50% changes and a 100% change. The tank is unfiltered.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 04:34 AM
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lol if you want snails that clean i suggest nerites, since they can have pretty natural markings and do the job effectively. the only problem would be finding them, since from what i gather most LFS dont carry them on a usual basis.

@greentea: idk if things would work out with your plan, since each betta is different. you can have some that kill whatever else is in its tank and you can have the chill ones that act like they dont even see them.. 0_o
also with algae wafers, you MAY find that your mystery snail will ignore it. i find that none of my snails eat it. in fact, even the pond snails ignore it! my cats love it tho, since it smells so fishy -___-;;

my scaley babies:

~ kanda: male wild type traditional plakat
~ tamaki: male blue/orange delta crowntail
~ natsu: male orange veiltail

The cat troupe :

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Panda: bicolor black/white
- Meme: bicolor black/white
- Gypsy: tortoiseshell
- Turtle: spotted tabby
- Fang: blue
- Yuki: lynx point saimese
- Mei: marble tabby

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