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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-26-2014, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Free feeder snails, north Austin/Pflugerville

Hey Everyone,

My tank is growing snails like crazy. I don't really want to modify any of the parameters that might slow down their growth. Also, I'd rather not get a critter that would eat them because I have other invertebrates I want to keep.

So...I'm looking for someone who would like to take them off my hands. Got a hungry loach or a peckish puffer? Maybe you've got some lonely assassin snails that just want a nibble

I've got two or three handfuls of snails which are mostly rams horns although I'm sure there are a few other varieties mixed in.

I'd even be willing to make a delivery if you're in the same part of town (near I-35 and Parmer) for the chance to see someone's tanks.

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Me, me! I need some snails for my Papyrocranus afer. I'll be happy to pick them up and send you a video of them nomming away on the snails.
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Howdy Dr Hoatzin,

I don't have as many snails as I had three weeks ago but I still have a lot left. Let me start gathering them up this evening.

I might be able to spare a few guppies too if your knife fish is feeling extra peckish.

Could you stop by this weekend? I'll need to check my calendar this evening to see when I'm free.

If this weekend works for you let me know and I'll PM you my contact info.

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I'm open to visitors if you feel the "need"!!!

I'm at 407 Settlers Valley Drive Pflugerville. Home and ragging this computer much of the time so pretty much any time if you give us a bit of notice? I'm cutting back and don't need snails but I might lay some free plants on you if you want what I have. I looked in to see about an RAOK but no need if you are close and want some?

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Awesome! I will happily plan my weekend around picking up snails for my voracious knives. PM replied! And if anyone else wants someone to pick out snails from their tank (except MTS, whose shells are too thick to be edible) I will stop by every now and then.
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Thanks for the immense amount of snails, Zillion! Very kind of you!

And to anyone looking for fat, happy locally-bred albino Cories, you should hit this gentleman up.
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Hey Dr H!


Glad I could pass along the snails to some hungry knives! I'm sure we'll have more in the future.

I'm glad you liked my little albino cory farm. That originally started out as just a curiosity. I kept seeing cory eggs stuck to the glass in my communal tank. Invariably, they would disappear in a day or two. Probably the result of voracious guppies that will eat just about anything that can't swim faster than they do.

One day, I came home from work and the tank walls were COVERED in cory eggs. I took that as a sign that I should try saving/hatching/growing some. I set up a couple ten gallon aquariums and siphoned a bunch of eggs into them. About six days later they hatched! Next thing I know
I've got more cories than I know what to do with.

To anyone else reading this: yes, I should have quite a few baby albino cories free to good homes in a few weeks. I'm not ready quite yet. The cories need to grow a bit more and I need to get through a few very busy weeks. I'll start a new thread when I'm ready to find new homes.

I wish I could breed zebra plecos like I breed cories!

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I would very much be interested in some cories!!
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Zillion, you could definitely breed Ancistrus (bristlenose pleco's) just as easily as your Cories, and probably some of the easier Hypancistrus or Panaqolus too. Not zebras, but still very fun!
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Hey Preston18,

You're at the top of my list since you spoke up. But...your profile says you're in San Antonio. Do you make it to Austin regularly? I don't think a couple of cories would really justify a drive to north Austin.

Have you checked your local fish stores. I know San Antonio has a few fish stores with a nice selection. Can't remember their names but I remember visiting some last time I was in town.

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I'd love some cories!
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