For those who have snails ....a couple questions. - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Phish Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 164
So the snails think they're on holiday? Lol what an image - a snail resort.

And the assassins aren't eating them? Yikes.

I know there are ways to trap snails - try Dr. Google.

Regarding your picky eater who can't eat NLS you could always use a rolling pin to crush the pellets.

I have a very picky eater who was raised exclusively on daphnia - he didn't know what pellets were. The NLS pellets were too big for him too. He didn't care for them even when crushed.

What worked - and what he LOVES - are the tiny pellets in Dr. Bassleer's Bio Fish Food. You've probably heard of it in the UK.

I'm feeding Acai (great for color) but Cavar is designed for picky Bettas (and breeding Bettas) I tried this product - Lo and behold it became his GO TO. To my amazement he prefers this stuff to live daphnia - how that's even possible I don't know?

The cost is similar to NLS (Cavar is a little more) but the protien (from fish) is almost 60% which is double NLS. The pellets are tiny - they float for a bit then slowly sink. My betta also prefers to chase them when they're sinking and he also likes to pick them off the bottom. Nothing is wasted.

I can post the ingredients if you'd like.

Maybe worth a try - if you have similar results, that would cut the snails off from their all you can eat buffet heh heh.

Also it's funny your betta won't chase down daphnia? When Rigel AKA Sparky is fasted he enjoys the sport, but now that he's hooked on this Bassleer stuff he's not so interested in hunting - maybe it's making him lazy? Here's his pic the Acai really brought out his color.




Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
bluesamphire likes this.
Phish Head is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Phish Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 164
p.s. sorry just realized your fishy won't even eat crushed NLS.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Phish Head is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 03:28 PM
Member
 
bluesamphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 564
Thank you! Will try the Basleers. (Off to google it now).
:)

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
bluesamphire is offline  
 
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 03:28 PM
Member
 
bluesamphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 564
And Sarky looks stunning!!!

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
bluesamphire is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Phish Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 164
It's from a company in Munster, Germany but I'm blanking on the name. You probably have it in your LFS.

Oh Rachel O'Leary has an awesome YouTube video with an easy and effective DIY snail trap.

It's called "Pest snails in the Aquarium - the good the bad and the ugly". The trap is brilliant!

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Phish Head is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Phish Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 164
TY. His "real" name is Rigel (like the blue star) but he has a number of nicknames.

He's a bit skittish I suspect his almost cycled big new tank is going to freak him out. But talk about landing in a resort - if he has any complaints he can contact mgmt LoL. Pardon all the brown moss. :/

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
bluesamphire and HomerT like this.
Phish Head is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 04:48 AM
Member
 
bluesamphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 564
That tank is great!

Sorry for all the spelling mistakes on Sparky and Bassleer's - was on my phone, and that is always dodgy.
Have ordered some of the food. Funnily enough not readily available here. 30 for 1 oz on Amazon! So I have bought direct from Germany. Should only take a couple of days.
Reached a decision yesterday and also ordered a breeding box, due to arrive tomorrow. I think it is the only way to accurately monitor his eating for a few days until I see exactly what is going on. He has stopped reacting to visual cues (me waving the food tub around) and is spending a lot of time burrowed in the weeds. He has never been a courageous fish! Wondering if he needs even more surface cover...

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
bluesamphire is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Phish Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 164
Oh my hope he's okay. Crazy price on Amazon! Really hope it works out.

So I discovered the one surviving snail has been busy reproducing. I found egg sacks all over and what I think are tiny baby snails.

So I made Rachel O'Leary's trap and put it in the tank this morning. I know it's hard to tell by the photo, but all you do is cut off the top of a water bottle and invert the top. Before placing vertically in the tank, put some greens in the bottle and fill with water.

The snails crawl up into the bottle and can't get out - kinda like the Hotel California ;)

The YouTube video does a better job of explaining than I just did.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
HomerT likes this.
Phish Head is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome