It looks like I got Ramshorn snails (or rather, their eggs) in with some plants that I bought recently. They've hatched out and now I have all these little snails scooting around the still-cycling 10g tank. I gave it a water change and dosed it with prime to keep the toxicity levels down, since I'd like to keep them. They're super cute and my roommate has fallen in love with the little dudes. I don't overfeed, so I'm not worried about them being a huge nuisance when it's time to add Mr. Phoenix when he and the tank are ready.
Right now it's impossible to tell their color, but the person I got the plants from said he had pink, blue, and speckled ones. I'm particularly hoping for blue, but pink would rock, too.
The pet store might take them for credit if they're especially pretty...and I also think they're interesting...so, have any of you bred these guys on purpose before? If so, how does it work? How long do they take to reach maturity? Do they have any special needs aside from food, substrate, and clean water? Any temperature preference or anything like that?
I found some general information articles online, but most of them were just "Ew, pests!" or "They're so misunderstood!" and I wanted something a bit more specific.