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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Woah! A snail!

Okay so I've been cycling my tank for about 5 weeks only to hear that something's gone wrong and I have to start over. So I do a 100%ish water change bringing the ammonia down to between .5 and 1ppm, 0 nitrites, and I didn't test for nitrates. So I go and peek in the tank this morning and surprise! There's a snail! I'm pretty sure it's a pond snail. So... is there anything I should do for the poor little thing?

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Did you put any live plants in there? Pond Snails are often hitch-hickers on them. :) I think their care is similar to other snails. Could you get a picture?

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pond snails are very easy to keep with minimal requirements and dont need any added supplements. i currently breed them outside and they thrive.

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I've tried to get one but the little booger keeps hiding.

20 gallon long - The cories and the tetras.
20 gallon tall - The Platies, Dwarf Gourami
10 gallon divided - Ryu and Slick the betta boys
10 gallon - Vriska Bell the female betta and Pupa Pan the tiger nerite
Ferret Room - Ollie, Riley, Ellie, Jet, Charlie, Cosmo, Casper, WIZARD!, and Champy
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My 6 gallon aquarium has 4 pond snails and they are cool to watch. They love eating algae over plants, and do produce a high load of waste. They love to eat my Ceratophyllum demersum. I highly recommend that plant. It grows fast and removes ammonia and nutrients from the water. In 2 weeks they quadruplied in number!

Good luck with your snails! They are really hardy and can survive in 8ppm of ammonia!

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They dont seem to have a high waste to me......

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Ordered some Ceratophyllum demersum. :)

20 gallon long - The cories and the tetras.
20 gallon tall - The Platies, Dwarf Gourami
10 gallon divided - Ryu and Slick the betta boys
10 gallon - Vriska Bell the female betta and Pupa Pan the tiger nerite
Ferret Room - Ollie, Riley, Ellie, Jet, Charlie, Cosmo, Casper, WIZARD!, and Champy
D.I.P. Izzie, Dee Dee, Ada, Draco, Penny, Toby, Jet, and Dexter
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As far as I know they don't really have any requirements other than to not have a snail of the other gender in there because you end up with about 60billion!!!

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and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


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As far as I know they don't really have any requirements other than to not have a snail of the other gender in there because you end up with about 60billion!!!
They are asexual which means that they can produce as they have both female and male organs

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arrrr

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Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
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and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


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