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Old 04-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #1 
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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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Old 04-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #2 
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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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Old 04-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #3 
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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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Old 04-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #4 
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I've tried to get one but the little booger keeps hiding.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #5 
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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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Old 04-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #7 
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Ordered some Ceratophyllum demersum. :)
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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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Old 04-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #9 
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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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Old 04-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #10 
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