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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery Snail Hatchling Food

One of the mystery snails has been laying clutches the past couple of nights. I don't know which one (there are lots in that tank) and I don't know if they're fertile. Assuming they hatch, what's the best food to feed the hatchlings?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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Same stuff you feed the adults.

20g L46/hastatus/pygmy corys, 10g OEBTs, 10g blue bees/blue velvet shrimp, 10g CRS, 25g L174s/BNs/L340s, 10g yellow/red tiger shrimp, 15g clown plecos/CPDs/habrosus corys, 15g cory fry, 29g Weitzmani/panda corys/BNs, 46g L134s/salt and pepper corys/BNs/rubberlip pleco, 55g SAE/L201s/L199s/BNs/kissing gourami, 75g L316s/BNs/L134s/CAE/silver dollar, 30g L340s/L211s/CPDs,10g tangerine tiger/snowball shrimp, 20g L134/habrosus corys, 10g CPD fry
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agreed to the same stuff you feed the adults.
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Thank you! My son is seriously hoping they hatch, and I can see a bunch of RAOKs in the future should that happen. :-)
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Keep in mind that each egg casing can hatch 100+ babies. I hatched three egg casing and got over 300 snails. They will over work your filter unless you have a huge tank. You can feed them plant wafers, different greens like spinach, and be sure to give them some calcium. You can use antacid tablets like Tums or human calcium supplements. If you do not want to hatch a whole egg casing you can cut a piece off with a sharp knife.
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