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Breeding Snails

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by papastew, Aug 17, 2004.



  1. papastew

    papastew New Member

    I am interested in breeding some kind of snail to feed to my spotted puffers to keep their beaks short. Any advice on what size setup I should have and how fast they can breed?
     
  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    you wouldnt need that large of a setup, and pretty much all u need is to put a few in the tank and they will be breeding soon....might take a montho to raise them to a nice size though, but try it.
     
  3. papastew

    papastew New Member

    Do they need any type of aeration? I know a lot can live in pretty stagnant water.
     
  4. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    i am not sure
     
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Snails breath atmospheric air so no, you don't need aeration, but you should have filtration of some kind.

    -Chelle
     
  6. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    55 gallons seems pretty small for two oscars!
     
  7. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yea, it does....i jsut noticed that in his siggy too. 55 gallon is bare minimum for jsut one oscar.
     
  8. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Sorry, one more question, I hope you don't get mad at me for asking but, how can you have both a coldwater koi and a tropical/warm water pleco both in a 20 gallon tank?
     
  9. Hooben

    Hooben New Member

    I've heard it said that koi need at very least 12 inch deep water in a large pond. There is no way that a koi can survive for very long in a 20 gallon tank. The water quality would suffer very badly as well. The pleco also will grow too large for that small tank. Unfortunately they both have different needs as well. I'm afraid that koi and goldfish are better suited for ponds.
     
  10. papastew

    papastew New Member

    The koi is only 4 in long but it has been moved to a larger 55 gal tank that I was waiting on being cycled and as for the water temp it is in the low 70's which both seem to be okay in. My oscars are only about 5in right now. I know they will need a larger tank eventually but are okay for the moment.
     

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