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Looking for Snails!!!

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Hello All~
I have just set up my very first planted tank, it's a 29 gallon cube running 2 T5HOs and a T8HO. I'm looking for 20-30 smaller snails to start off with. As of now we have 3 mystery snails but we needs to find a type that will stay small and breed in our tank. We will be adding 5-6 Pygmy Puffer to this tank in the next month or two and they need to eat snails to stay happy and healthy. I'm sure that someone out there has a "snail problem" and we would love to buy some of those snails that you hate so much! Our hopes are to have a heavily infested tank as soon as possible so that we can go get our new fishy friends.
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Many types of puffer fish must have snails in their diet to keep them alive. This is not me being mean or wanting to feed snails... this is what my fish need to stay healthy!!!!!!!!!!!
They don't need snails to keep them alive. They need snails to help wear down their teeth and dental plates; otherwise you will find yourself doing dentistry on your fish.

And again, I will caution you that it is against the law to import freshwater snails into the state: "Because they serve as intermediate host for a wide range of aquatic parasites and other pathogens, all snails (Gastropoda) are restricted and can be imported only by a special importation permit with specific health certifications....."

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/unrestricted_species.htm
 
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