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creamkiller
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pond snails
« on: May 19, 2011, 10:12:22 AM »

hi

does anyone keep a planed tank and have pond snails I want to breed them and want to know if they will with out a heater I have heard heat speeds up breeding but i just want to know if they will still breed or not.
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nabi
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Re: pond snails
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 11:54:21 AM »

Are you talking about these snails that only grow to about 5 mm in size?

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They are extremely hardy and can breed pretty much in any type of water condition.  You don't need  a heater for them to breed, but keeping the water temperature in the range of 70F -80F  will speed up the egg development and metabolism of the snail (growth rate).  Warmer water will alllow the snails to mature faster so heat does speed up breeding as a result.

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creamkiller
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Re: pond snails
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 02:21:51 PM »

ya that is what i am talking about. my puffer needs to crunch shells with his teeth that never stop growing. if u dont give him hard shells his teeth will get to big and he will not eat. so i figure that breeding these guys would be cheaper then buying mussels and clams for him.
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Re: pond snails
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 11:58:00 AM »

That's probably the best way, yeah, most snails are really easy to breed so I don't think that'd be a problem!
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Re: pond snails
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 10:06:57 AM »

hey does that mean the ammiona has to be a zero
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Re: pond snails
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 05:14:34 AM »

The ammonia should always be at zero.
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