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Ty
06-08-2008, 05:08 PM
I am looking for some snails for my new sand tank to try to keep it aerated for some future plants. what type of snails are my best bet, and where can I get them from? is there anyone here who wants to get rid of some extras, I will pay of course, lol.

thanks everyone :19:

Evil Slimy
06-08-2008, 05:36 PM
Malaysian trumpet snails are probably the best bet. If your LFS has plants they probably have some, willingly or not :) The catch is that they live in the substrate and their shell has an operculum (lid) so they are very difficult for fish to eat. Hard to control their population.

smaug
06-08-2008, 06:25 PM
As mentioned mts are the way to go.They are really the only snails that burrow to enough of an extent to keep the substrate in good shape.The population will not explode if you do not over feed.

Ty
06-08-2008, 06:31 PM
Malaysian trumpet snails are probably the best bet. If your LFS has plants they probably have some, willingly or not :) The catch is that they live in the substrate and their shell has an operculum (lid) so they are very difficult for fish to eat. Hard to control their population.



that is a bit difficult because the closet lfs is half a hour away, and they stock mostly saltwater.

Evil Slimy
06-08-2008, 06:33 PM
Urm... Don't know then. As far as I know shipping snails is illegal unless you are license to do so now so it might be difficult to find a retailer.
Here's reference since I know someone will ask ;)
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-3297.htm

Minderella83
06-08-2008, 06:49 PM
I didnt know it was illegal to ship snails. I got some from someone in the mail. Oh well, didnt know any better.

smaug
06-08-2008, 07:06 PM
Yeah,everyone knows they are the terrorists choice to bring about the downfall of the free world.:14:

Wild Turkey
06-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Yeah,everyone knows they are the terrorists choice to bring about the downfall of the free world.:14:

Yup mts, great sand sifters, and deadly weapon.

smaug
06-08-2008, 07:45 PM
I hear osama himself has a giant breeding tank full of them,Rumor has it he intends to use them in the swampy soil around our nations capitol to undermine the whitehouses foundation.:c2:

Angila
06-10-2008, 12:43 AM
y is it illegal i have shipped and recieved OH NO SAVE ME THE FEDS ARE AT MY DOOR:14:

smaug
06-10-2008, 12:52 AM
Off to the salt mines with ye!You must gnarfle the garthock!!!!!on a serious not Ty.Just keep looking around for people with planted tanks and lfs that have plants.They are very common.

Ty
06-10-2008, 12:54 AM
I guess that is my best bet then...I will jsut have to wait untill I get some plants snd see what happenes.

Minderella83
06-10-2008, 02:06 AM
I will save you. SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL. :11:

Ty
06-10-2008, 02:09 AM
I will save you. SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL. :11:

What??????

Minderella83
06-10-2008, 02:52 AM
It was meant for angilia