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Will dif colored Rams horn snails mix ?

Will the different colored ramshorn snails interbreed? Just had to ask but I'm assuming its best to keep the colors separate to avoid loosing that color? Will the offspring end up a wild brown ?



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Yes they will inter breed. Even in single color colonies Brown ones will appear. brown is the dominant gene color.

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Yes, they will interbreed. I've seen all colors from breeding together.


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So do you breed rams horns for color like shrimp and cull the ones that don't have the right coloring?
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Many people just keep them all together and whatever pops out, pops out.

When I was breeding them I did it selectively and managed to get some relatively good strains. Just cull the ones you don't want and it will help stabilize your gene pool.


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So do you breed rams horns for color like shrimp and cull the ones that don't have the right coloring?
Pretty much. I also buy new batches now and then to diversify the gene pool.

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