Wanted Snails - Cape Town only

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    hmm just a word of caution.. its very difficult to get rid of trumpet snails once you have them..
     
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    Who has Galaxy juveniles?
     
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    Shewie... what time are you landing? hehehe
    Next time :)

    @shihr, thanks for the advice... will the assassin not assist in removing them?
     
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    Have about 400 of them :rolleyes:

    7PM ... doubt they'll make it through the night in a bag :p
     
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    I am sure we can arrange to meet you at the airport. Haha
     
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    yes but not completely.. ask @wearsbunnyslippers
     
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    You guys hard up for tankbred Galaxies down under? :p

    @shihr ... Will assassins still go to work on Pond snails tho? Or they more just for ramshorn?
     
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    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?
     
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    definately! my population has decreased to about 15- 20% only..
     
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    i dono, i just try to avoid them at all costs!
     
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    I think I'll skip them then and stick to pond snails and ramshorn.
     
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    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 ;-)
     
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    they also destroy any "hill" you build.. it eventually gets flattened by their constant burrowing..
     
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    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. :sad3: Perhaps in a different setup with larger fish who eat snails.
     
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    most fish wont eat trumpet snails, coz there shells are so hard..
     
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    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. :p So probably why I'm more forgiving of the MTS than many others :)
     
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    Sams is close by if you want to take a look.
     
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    Hi @Linxie

    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.
     
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    Hi Knut,
    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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