Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
I think I've read that they can live for 2-3 years.
And I'd say one 50-100% change/week is plenty. I've also heard of people only replacing water that's evaporated and not even dechlorinating and them doing fine. I'm sure there is something more exact out there, but this is what I have read when looking them up after they got in my tanks.
Not sure if you have other types of snails and just don't want this kind, or I'd you have researched much about snails at all, but just in case::
You might want to supplement their diet with calcium so their shells don't have defficiencies but as long as your p.h. Is above 7 they will be fine.
If possible I'd add some kind of live plant in there to keep them happy, to graze and hang out on, but it's not a must as long a they have algae/algae tabs to chew on and some fish food or blanched vegetables, put it in at night and out in the morning. A very small amount is more than enough for them though. Natural light would be a good idea too, to grow some algae for them.
Goodluck with them! Hopefully you can find them homes! I wouldn't mind taking them but Im 2 states away lol
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