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PostPosted: Jan 12th, '18, 17:35 
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Does anyone regularly feed snails, great protein and fat levels, to their fish?


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I do sometimes when I catch small ones, the rainbow trout have eaten snails up to about 15mm diameter.

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Do you mean water or land snails.
My perch & black bream regularly eat water snails that I get on the bottom of the pots in the NFT pipes. It's a hassle collecting them.
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I've thrown a few garden snail in for my large catfish. I did mean to watch and see if they get eaten, but I forgot. Next time.

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I also have a problem with aquatic snails. Not in the fish tanks, but the GBs, DWC, etc. I used to keep loaches in the main tank, but the catfish finally ate them. I need to add some to my DWCs.

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Land snails. The Common Garden snail in particular.


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Yes. Garden snails occasionally (I crush and wash the larger ones first), but I know that watersnails occasionally get pumped into the FT from the sump, but there are never any visible in the FT.
I just added a couple of larger galaxias to the sump tank so I don't think there will be any watersnails in there for much longer either.


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