How to breed aquarium snails
Snails can be seen in aquariums nearly everywhere. These molluscs are, first, serve as a wonderful decoration, and secondly, are pretty good cleaners as eating food, half-eaten fish. In addition, the snails destroy the slime deposited on the walls of aquariums and plants. At the moment there is just a huge number of aquarium snails. They can have very different sizes and appearance. Some are heterosexual, others are hermaphrodites. In either case, multiply these creatures instantly. Therefore, their population must follow.
To do this properly, you need to know how breed aquarium snails. Heterosexual, for example, ampulyarii, spawn on the walls of the aquarium, cover glass or cover, that is not in the water. The eggs are kept quite tight, and because the bottom is falling rarely. Baby snails appear after two and a half weeks. As for hermaphrodites, even if the aquarium is planted with only one species, the offspring she is sure to appear. These snail can also mate with the genus. While the larger clam is always in the role of females.
Large aquarium snails, such as ampulyarii, can be quite a good decoration artificial vodoemakh. However, in the conventional tank (50-100 litres) is enough the presence of 5-7 individuals. With regard to small hermaphrodites, over a short period of time they are able to fill the aquarium almost completely. Especially prolific snail red – familiar to all from childhood brown mollusk of a small size. The number of hermaphrodites is more difficult to control, but it is possible.
There are only a few ways to get rid of excess aquarium snails. First, since they eat mostly the remnants of fish feed is primarily to monitor the fish after feeding. If after 4-5 minutes after placing food in the aquarium it will not be eaten, so portion must be reduced.
The second good way is purchasing any predators, natural enemies of aquatic snails. This can be, for example, BIII that attack clams and literally pull them out of the shells. The growth of population, physical, often entering the tank by pure chance (soil, plants, driftwood and stones), you can stop by running into the aquarium catfish stuck or ancistrus. These fish readily eat the eggs and young of snails. The same is done and some species of cichlids.
If such fish for any reason are not suitable for keeping in your aquarium, you can use a different method. This method is called salad. For getting rid of aquarium snails take a lettuce leaf and scald it with boiling water. In the evening put the bait on the bottom and pressed some stones in order for it to not pop up. In the morning, taking the paper and turning it, can be seen on the reverse side a lot of small snails. Having done this several times, you can significantly reduce the number of individuals.
You can also use special chemicals that are sold in pet stores. However, this method has one significant drawback. Killing snails, these funds also destroy beneficial bacteria. The result may disrupt the biological balance in the aquarium. As a radical means you can also wash the plants and soil in warm salt water. It certainly should help.