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Author Topic: What do I feed these snails?  (Read 2922 times)
Jared Buchholz
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« on: March 25, 2008, 08:04:26 AM »

I got these ramshorns for my DP' but what do I feed them? I was thinking zucchini or something. They are in my 7.5 with my betta and a newly acquired ADF. I am going to assume that I need some type of calcium for their shell development. I'm sorry, I have never owned snails before, I never planned on it. I think they are a little bit boring.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 08:25:22 AM »

Canned green beans seem to be a favorite with all my snails.
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Jared Buchholz
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 09:56:17 AM »

Canned green beans? That is a creative approach to feeding aquatic life. I'll surely give it a try.

What about shell development?
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 10:56:57 AM »

Lol i got a few cases for free when a local agency decided to stop using canned veggies.
There is a list of calcium rich foods on the forum at applesnail.net.You can also add a nylon stocking filled with crushed coral to the tank.But since you are raising them for food,not show I wouldnt worry overmuch about growing really hard shells.Regular waterchanges will keep ramshorns breeding and developing without any extra help.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 01:15:29 PM »

Perfect.

I think my betta is having fun with them, or at least I am having fun watching him. Anytime the snails make their way near the top of some of the fake plants in the tank, which is normally where my betta is, he rams them until they fall out of his space. I think the betta is frustrated, but I think its funny.

My frog just hops over them when they are in his way. Who knew snails could make a tank so fun to watch lol.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 03:41:46 PM »

And a new snail lover is born...
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 09:15:47 PM »

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php/topic,6317.0.html

The list of high in calcium foods is in this thread, plus other helpful information. We are referring to brigs but the information really applies to any FW snail.

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