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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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MTS or Nerites in Seattle?

Hiya, new-ish to this area for school and wondered if there were any local sources of MTS or nerites? I want some cute bottom/algae feeders and Petco and The Fish Store don't seem to carry either, just ramshorns and mystery snails when I called.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 06:46 AM
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A place in Sumner (east of Tacoma) has tons of MTS and a few Nerites.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm, that is looking like a 4 hour bus ride to get there and back. May try that if I can't find any closer to Seattle. XD Ty!
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Hiya, new-ish to this area for school and wondered if there were any local sources of MTS or nerites? I want some cute bottom/algae feeders and Petco and The Fish Store don't seem to carry either, just ramshorns and mystery snails when I called.

Thanks!
Hi vashnic,

Periodically I see them at A Place for Pets in Burien; call first for availability.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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It's a ferry ride and a bit away, but Farmland Pets in Silverdale gives MTS away for free. They might have nerites as well, but I wasn't on the lookout for them when I was there last.

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Most fish stores have MTS and don’t know it, well they know they are snails but that’s it. Every fish store I’ve visited had MTS in their tanks (pest snails) all you have to do is look closely at the gravel in their tanks for a while and you will see them. Just ask and they will give you some free, I did this at pet smart and now I have lots of them.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 06:40 PM
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"The Fish Store" in Seattle has Nerites, that's where I got mine. They also gave me Ramshorns albeit it came in on a plant via eggs. I don't mind them as they make great food for my fish.
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