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Old 07-14-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Rabbit Snails / Amano Shrimp for my tank?


Hello, I am looking to increasing the types of fauna in my 75G planted tank.

Current stocking

2 Bolivian Rams
5 Bleeding Heart Tetras, 1 Glo Tetra
9 Mollies
5 Cory Cats, Albino
2 Gold Apple Snails

Amano Shrimp ... my rock background goes all the way to the top trim on the tank. I've been running open top and I would be concerned they would climb out. I could put the tops back on (and actually, I might have to if I continue losing a gallon a day to evap!), but I generally prefer it this way. Thoughts?

Rabbit Snails ... just saw these guys for the first time and thought they were pretty sweet. Some people say they eat plants, others say they only eat dead plants, and I have no idea if they would crawl out of the tank. Opinions?

I just love having a diversity of life in my tanks.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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Nobody, really?
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:39 AM   #3
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Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.
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The best I can tell you is I have both plants and driftwood that come out of the water on my covered tank but I have never seen my Amanos leave the water. Now my Nerites are just the opposite. I spend the first ten minutes of every morning tracking them down. I've found them as far as six feet from the tank. Again from covered tanks. They climb up, get into the filter, then climb out of the filter. No knowledge on Rabbit snails. When I first started when I found the Nerites out of water I thought they were dead so I got rid of them. Now I put them back in the tank no matter how long they have been out and they have all came back fine.
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I have 3 tanks with snails and shrimp with no lid and I've never had a problem with them trying to get out. I have seen the snails at the water line several times but they never leave. Obviously with something that can climb there is always a risk of them getting out. I keep the water level a little bit lower in the topless tanks. I hear people say their snails keep getting out, maybe its a water quality issue? Not sure. I've seen rabbit snails before at the pet store (long time ago) I was told some may eat plants, while other's don't. But I've never had them. Research the different types of rabbit snails to see who eats plants and who doesn't and go from there.
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I have prolly 12 or more rabbit snails in a fully planted rimless topless tank, and no problems eating plants or crawling out. But one thing is, I feed them organic carrots every other day and green beans, and peas once or twice a month.

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Thanks folks, that was very helpful.

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Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.
Why waste money when people here probably already know the answers?
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Amanos will definitely jump if the water conditions aren't good. I've found the chances of jumping under good water conditions are really limited to the first couple days while they get used to things.
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Amanos will definitely jump if the water conditions aren't good. I've found the chances of jumping under good water conditions are really limited to the first couple days while they get used to things.
yep, and fyi they will jump out if you have fish in the tank that are large/nip at them. All of my tanks are covered and all of them have at least one amano in them but in my 55gal that houses my angels I believe one amano from that tank jump out of the tank out of the tiny space in the back for the inlet/outlet of the tank. Im assuming its because the angels were harrassing it
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