Discussion in 'Fish for sale or trade' started by Linxie, Nov 13, 2014.
hmm just a word of caution.. its very difficult to get rid of trumpet snails once you have them..
Who has Galaxy juveniles?
Shewie... what time are you landing? hehehe
@shihr, thanks for the advice... will the assassin not assist in removing them?
Have about 400 of them
7PM ... doubt they'll make it through the night in a bag
I am sure we can arrange to meet you at the airport. Haha
yes but not completely.. ask @wearsbunnyslippers
You guys hard up for tankbred Galaxies down under?
@shihr ... Will assassins still go to work on Pond snails tho? Or they more just for ramshorn?
Don't think so either. We could always come fetch you hehehe
Nah, leave them to grow some more.
Thanks @shihr. I'll keep them in their own tank to avoid any issues. Will they survive a pond?
definately! my population has decreased to about 15- 20% only..
i dono, i just try to avoid them at all costs!
I think I'll skip them then and stick to pond snails and ramshorn.
I'll second what shihr said. I have MTS in both my tanks and they are impossible to get rid off unless you break down the tank and through out the substrate. I don't mind it though and keep them as they are excellent cleaners. Also quite amusing sometimes when visitors see them for the first time "rising" from underground...
Once established, you have to unfortunately do "natural culling" to control their numbers. I let mine get so out of hand once that my bottom dwelling fish were having to wrestle them for food.
So if anyone wants MTS in CPT, I always have some ;-)
they also destroy any "hill" you build.. it eventually gets flattened by their constant burrowing..
See now I like the idea that they disturb the substrate and will prevent anaerobic spots, but having them destroy a scape won't impress me. nuh uh. Perhaps in a different setup with larger fish who eat snails.
most fish wont eat trumpet snails, coz there shells are so hard..
My setups are usually flat river bed type setups. Scaping miniature versions of terrestrial landscapes under water in a fish tank is not my thing. So probably why I'm more forgiving of the MTS than many others
Sams is close by if you want to take a look.
I realise this is a pretty old thread but I'm pretty new to APSA and I saw your thread - I hope your puffers are still doing well.
If you still are still in need of snails I have many MTS and pond snails which I would happily pass on for puffer food : ).
I'm also in CT.
Apologies for the extremely late reply... am good with snails at the moment Thanks for the offer. Mine are breeding like crazy in the pond and in the two other tanks. Should I run out though, I'll keep you in mind
PS. The puffers are doing very well thanks. I'll take some pics soon... have introduced a third hoping it was female... alas, it is also a male
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