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Author Topic: How to feed apples  (Read 4580 times)
Jared Buchholz
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« on: April 11, 2008, 06:48:24 PM »

Anyone got some tips on feeding apples to snails?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 08:46:08 PM »

Weight a small piece of apple down with a rock, etc. It's that simple! happy
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 08:50:03 PM »

LOL. Perfect.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 10:38:24 PM »

 question I never thought of feeding them apples,is that why they call them applesnails?should I be feeding them apples?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 07:44:16 AM »

Gomez...that makes two of us!  I read on here about some one feeding bananas to a pleco once too, I still haven't tried it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 05:26:22 PM »

I'll tell you all how it goes.

BTW, I am using red apples.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 07:37:41 PM »

They love fruit and so do fish.

Snails are odd at times. Some will like one thing while another will like something else.

Don't foul your water with human food. Remove any uneaten food within 24 hours.

Good luck.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 07:20:08 PM »

Ok, so I am feeding these snails Zucchini, Apples, Algea wafers, shrimp pellets, and recently, celery.

How long till these little snails, which are all over the, get to be about DP eating size?
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 01:03:35 AM »

if DP is dwarf puffer, then i have always seen RTR (i think, maybe was Q?) say that a puffer should be fed snails the size of its eye? dont quote me on this though, wait for others to respond ^ ^
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 07:54:30 AM »

Around the size of the DPs eye. If the DPs can see them they will eat them even if they are a bit small.

If you're asking how long it will take for the snails to grow to be "eye size" then there really isn't a scientific way to predict that. Just keep feeding them well and keep their water pristine and they will grow at a steady rate.

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 09:25:33 AM »

Feed them grapes or raisins. happy Growth rate depends on a lot of things--the type of snail, the size of the tank, water quality. Even then, they still might grow at different rates. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008, 09:23:47 PM »

Thanks for the responses everyone.
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