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#1 rcb

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:07 AM

I expect at some point we will have a few greenside darters and so along with that we will need snails. While I remember the common apple snails from tropical aquariums, the main purpose of this activity is to learn about local species. To that end, river snails seem to rather unloved in literature. Does anyone have a recommendation for a particular Indiana species that would be good for greenside darters?



#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

greensides are snail eating specialists... in fact the hardest part about keeping greensides is feeding them enough... and they will suppliment their diet with ALL the snails in the tank.  so all snails go well with greensides, just not for very long.


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#3 gerald

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:04 PM

http://www.fwgna.org/FWGTN/gallery.html  

Here's info on eastern Tennessee snails; probably some overlap with IN species.


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#4 rcb

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:28 AM

greensides are snail eating specialists... in fact the hardest part about keeping greensides is feeding them enough... and they will suppliment their diet with ALL the snails in the tank.  so all snails go well with greensides, just not for very long.

 

Yes, I expect I'll have to keep a tank just for snails.

 

http://www.fwgna.org/FWGTN/gallery.html  

Here's info on eastern Tennessee snails; probably some overlap with IN species.

 

Thanks! That'll certainly help me out.



#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:03 PM

greensides are snail eating specialists... in fact the hardest part about keeping greensides is feeding them enough... and they will suppliment their diet with ALL the snails in the tank.  so all snails go well with greensides, just not for very long.

No kidding here, it is crazy to watch. I have enjoyed the heck out of it. An outside tub during the warm months might provide you with plenty of nearly free snails. I wonder about freezing them? Never tried but might work.


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#6 gerald

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

Will greensides (and/or other snail-specialists) also eat small terrestrial slugs?


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#7 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

Will greensides (and/or other snail-specialists) also eat small terrestrial slugs?

I have never tried. Be worth a shot.


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#8 keepnatives

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 10:35 PM

Yes they will but not very enthusiastically I also cut them up for them but still not taken as well as snails.


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