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My snail experiment.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vikubz, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. vikubz Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I have snails laying eggs in my 75g tank off and on, and I decided to try something. I used a turkey baster to slurp up what I could of them and transferred them to the fuge on my 29 gallon. It is free of predators, not even hermit crabs, so I'll be curious to see if any make it. I have had cerith spawn successfully in the 29 before, so maybe I can get something started in the fuge.
    On a side note, I have enough limpets in my other sump that I might start collecting them when they get a little bigger. They really seem to like it in there.
    Mark
     
  2. Bela

    Bela Inactive User

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    Where are your snails laying eggs? Mine lay tons on the glass, but I couldn't remove them without scraping them off. Out of the dozens produced monthly I would say 5-10% have survived, which is a good enough number for me, else I would quickly be overpupulated with snails.
     
  3. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    So Mark, are your limpets reproducing too? I'd love to buy some from you if you're selling! I'm going to be ordering snails/limpets sometime soon unless someone in the area has some for sale...
     
  4. vikubz Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Yes, my sump is crawling with limpets. They also like to live in my skimmer. They are not very big yet. The biggest are maybe 1/4 inch.

     
  5. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    Just let me know when you are ready for harvest! I can try to have some coral frags ready to swap...
     
  6. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    Just let me know when they are ready to harvest! I can try to have some corals ready to swap...
     

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