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we eventually ended up with speckled white ones after they bred enough. It happens.

yea, some people actually like pond snails, if they get to be a nuisance, either get a freshwater puffer, or SELL SELL SELL! lol

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Oh, believe me. I have intentions of convincing my boyfriend to let us get another 10 for a puffer tank. Would feed them to red claw crabs, but I don't think they do snails. Sadly, I can't sell anything to PetCo since they breed and supply from within... Might have better luck with PetSmart though, but no idea.

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pea puffers will eat the babies. You should look into them, they require a 5 gal for a pair from my research

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Oh, belieeeeve me I want to get my mitts on them, snailsplosion or not.

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I have pond snails though they have their own little tank. I noticed lately one of their recent baby explosions that one of the young has retained a pure white shell with a black stripe running down the middle. Hopping to get some more cool colors from my pair, they are baby making machines but most of the babies die or are eaten by larger babies after they hatch.

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Huh. So they do a kind of self-culling if there are enough of them? What size tank do you have them in? I didn't know that they could actually do different shell colors :o

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A user on the main TFK forum keeps puffers, and he says you should only have like 1 in 10 gallons (due to aggression i think). I believe he had 3 in 29 at one point. his UN is Boredomb, if you're interested in pea puffers.

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I have seriously found like two baby snails a day in my cycling tank and I am so! over it! squish all the things!!!!

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A user on the main TFK forum keeps puffers, and he says you should only have like 1 in 10 gallons (due to aggression i think). I believe he had 3 in 29 at one point. his UN is Boredomb, if you're interested in pea puffers.
From what I remember reading there's supposed to be a female/male ratio similar to guppies to keep down aggression with dwarves so about three would be fine in a 10, between size and plants anyway, I would think. The one site I go to fairly often about them says that it should be 5g/1 puff to weed out aggression and they get more aggressive as they get older, especially when they reach sexual maturity.

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1 male 1 female. The mating pair will try to kill an extra female

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