Ramshorn Snails

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Ramshorn Snails

Postby okapizebra » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:16 pm

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight on if aquatic snails, particularly ramshorn snails, are safe/good for my BTS? I have tons in my aquariums, so it'd be a free food source. Do BTS like ramshorns? Is it possible for them to transfer any parasites to my BTS? Can my BTS choke on them? I just wanted to address these concerns before giving them to him to be safe. All the threads/info I could find on this were from many years ago, so I don't know how accurate the info is.

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Re: Ramshorn Snails

Postby mb606587 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:20 pm

Ramshorne snails are safe to feed. As long as the water is clean and chemical free, it shouldn't pose a problem.
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Re: Ramshorn Snails

Postby okapizebra » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:06 pm

Great, thank you!

Should I crush the shells or leave them whole?
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Re: Ramshorn Snails

Postby mb606587 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:37 pm

I don't feed snails. I'd personally probably crush the shells although many feed whole
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Re: Ramshorn Snails

Postby splashy07 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:07 am

It would scare me to feed them whole too, although in the wild there isn't anyone crushing them or pulling the snails out of their shells for them! I only feed the canned shelled ones as treats sometimes or to entice a picky eater. And besides that, I like snails and couldn't possibly kill one. Skinks can more than likely digest bricks with their systems and all the crap they eat in the wild, but something with a shell...just frightens me. I am beyond overprotective though.

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