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Old 08-19-2014, 12:16 PM   #1 
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Question about wild snails

Okay, hubby tells me if I want a snail he will go to the lake and get me one. But I'm not sure about that, any advice?

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Old 08-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #2 
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I'd be reluctant, but if you go that route, quarantine at least 30 days. Wild creatures often carry parasites and disease.

Snails at the fish shop are cheap, and you know exactly what you're getting. He's not going to find a nerite at the lake =P

(sounds like someone wants an excuse to go play in the water)
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:05 PM   #3 
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I would be concerned about diseases and whether or not it could survive in a tropical tank. Not sure how warm your lakes are down there!

Otherwise, +1 to hrutan.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #4 
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Haha hrutan I gotta agree! I'm a little leery adding any wild creature to my tank as well. I did think about any disease or condition leering it's ugly head to the tank and since I've gotten my tank cycling, perfect balance, or as perfect as it gets, I'm always goosy adding anything wild to my tank. I will get me a nerite snail when I go to hutch in two weeks from petco.

Thanks for your advice! Hugs!
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:57 PM   #5 
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You're very welcome! Yay, hugs!

Maybe you could take your husband to the lake anyway, hahaha.
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