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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Baby Pond Snails Available

About 6 weeks ago, I purchased several bunches of aquarium plants. I QT'd the plants in my 10 gallon (it was set up for a spawn that didn't take). Well, you guessed it, now I have a tank of baby pond snails. I've moved lots to my shrimp tank & 2 betta tanks but I have plenty left over! I'd like to take the 10 gallon down now, but I hate to kill the snails. I can't tell if the bettas are eating them; if they are, the girls are too fat, anyway.

Any takers? For postage?

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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I got a couple PS in with a plant three months ago. They were put now in their own container as I see them, I now have like six dozen. I may offer them to my friend who has a 15 foot diameter gold fish pond.
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I think they are born pregnant!
I may make a little pond for them in the garden, come summer. Birds would enjoy the extra protein.

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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Please don't put the snails in an outdoor pond! Snails are incredibly invasive animals, and nothing invasive that breeds like that should EVER be kept outdoors.

All it would take is one flood or one bird picking one up and dropping it somewhere else.

If you don't want the snails, give them away to someone who can use them as feeders, euthanize them, or otherwise destroy them properly!

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I only felt that since my friends pond is small and contained and has good sized goldfish in it. The pond has been going for 12 years.
But TekK you are correct. Something to seriously reconsider.
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These snails breed like crazy... in warm, aquarium water. Introduce them to ponds in Mass. is a death sentence due to the hard freezes and hungry fish. It is REALLY hard to find a pond snail in local ponds.

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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Much below VA, I would worry.

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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Going, going! I think I'm going to dump the snails & snail water in the garden & cover it over. It will be good flower food (when planting season starts).
We're still getting freezing nights, so the snails won't last long.
I could also drop something copper in the tank, too, right?

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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I don't have the heart to kill mine. Now if my friends big goldfish eat them... that is the natural cycle of life.
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Yeah, I really don't want to kill them. I see that pond snails are selling on ebay, probably as feeders for puffer fish. I may try that route.

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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