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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ramshorn Snails

What's your opinion of having ramshorn snails in a planted aquarium?

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I liked them when I had them. They're cooler looking than pond snails. Unfortunately, they breed like crazy if given the chance.

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I have ramshorns. They're great at scavenging and eating algae. They don't eat plants [unlike many myths suggest] and most fish/bettas leave them alone. I enjoy watching mine, since they get somewhat large, but not massively big like a mystery/apple snail. I can't really think of any cons. They don't mess with other snails and they're easy to breed and maintain [in general and population]. My ramshorns are in my 10g heavily planted tank, and they never have a problem maneuvering in and out of the plants to get algae and other bits of food.

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Thank you!
Do you know how long it takes for their eggs to hatch?
I have many red ramshorn eggs on my new plants :P
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Thank you!
Do you know how long it takes for their eggs to hatch?
I have many red ramshorn eggs on my new plants :P
it's dependent on temperature, i think. my 5 gallon is kept at a toasty 82 and the snails hatch in like 6 to 8 days. i also keep ramshorns in color specific, unheated mason jars and they take a lot longer at about two weeks minimum. the jarred snails also grow a little slower.
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i have a two ramshorn snails in a tank i rarely feed, it been 6 months since i got them and its still just the two of them. snails only multiply as much as you feed them
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Ah okay :) Well I noticed I have some very TINY ramshorn snails in my tank now :) At least 10 of them, and I know I spotted at least 3 more egg cluches
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Ramshorns are super cool. They don't multiply as much as pond snails.



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