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    Breeding Mystery Snails

    Hey everyone! So my local pet store has mystery snails! And I wanted to know if savannah monitors can eat them? I've heard they breed fast and wanted to see if anyone knows how to breed them! Do I need a filter system? Can someone please shed some light on the subject? Just looking for a cheap and fast feeder to breed while my dubia colony grows
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    I don't know if your monitor will eat them, but there is really no way to stop Mystery Snails from breeding.
    I had an issue with them in one of my tanks for months (and I only brought one snail home!) until I found out
    that one of my friends had a painted turtle. After that she ate very well, and soon I had no more snails! (-;

    I don't know what precisely their breeding requirements are, but I've seen them breed in a little 2 gallon unfiltered
    room temperature tank, so it can't take much. My population explosion occurred in a filtered, heated 29 gallon tank.
    They lay several clutches of eggs at once, and you can watch the snails within the eggs develop very easily. It takes
    a few weeks for the snail-lings to reach an significant size.

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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Woah! Ive heard savs love snails! If so I'm gonna pick up 10 of them and let them
    Breed! I hope you can feed them
    Snails several times a week
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Nudist Apple pretty much says it all. There's really little you can do to STOP them from breeding. You can start out with three, and before you know it, you have hundreds. Set them up like you would a gold fish (in fact, it would be beneficial to have a few fish in there).

    Yes, your monitor can eat them. At first, you may have to crush them, but she will take.
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Can I feed them snails everyday?
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    You all piqued my interest so I "googled" mystery snails and came up with a few sites that talk about care. They all mention that these snails produce a lot of waste so under-stocking is best, and that they're escape artists so you must have a tight fitting lid on the tank!

    Mystery Snails Care, Breeding And Pictures

    The Apple Snail (Ampullariidae) Website
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Yah I deff will! I wonder if it's worth it for cass... Do they have lots of nutrition?
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    The nutrition that they offer your monitor is based on the foods you feed them (gut loading).
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Yah I would buy really good fish food! Would she take the shell? Or do you have to crush them up like you said earlier
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    Re: Breeding Mystery Snails

    Once they're used to eating them, they will take the shell.
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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