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All-Water Boards => Feeding and Nutrition => Topic started by: Kittylover on November 02, 2015, 02:40:33 PM



Title: Tiger snails...they have eaten all the algae...do they need a supple,eat?
Post by: Kittylover on November 02, 2015, 02:40:33 PM
Hello,

We recently added 2 tiger snails that we adopted from someone to our 10 gallon tank. We've had them a few weeks now. They have done almost too good of a job cleaning up the algae, from the decorative statues, tank walls etc...it is now super clean! Will they get hungry now that they've consumed to bulk of the visible algae? Is there a supplement we should give them?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Tiger snails...they have eaten all the algae...do they need a supple,eat?
Post by: Pat Mary on November 02, 2015, 03:15:30 PM
Here is a pinned sticky telling about snail nutrition.   :)


http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?topic=6317.0


Title: Re: Tiger snails...they have eaten all the algae...do they need a supple,eat?
Post by: Kittylover on November 02, 2015, 03:19:08 PM
Thanks so I guess I can't assume they are getting enough food from just the algae? (I don't know if they are getting any fish flakes or not)


Title: Re: Tiger snails...they have eaten all the algae...do they need a supple,eat?
Post by: Kittylover on November 03, 2015, 04:51:34 PM
As suggested in the sticky, we gave them a few raisins (4) which they went nuts over. Now a day later, the water is cloudy...this is a well-established tank...I have removed all but 1 raisin...could that be the cause so quickly?


Title: Re: Tiger snails...they have eaten all the algae...do they need a supple,eat?
Post by: Pat Mary on November 03, 2015, 07:27:28 PM
I think that 4 raisins is too much for only 2 snails.  I would use one and watch to see how fast it goes.  After a while you will get an idea of how much to give them and how long it should stay in the tank.  Try some other things outside of raisins too.