Opinion on Ramshorn Snails

Do you like Ramshorn Snails

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Sgooosh

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Hahahaha that is not entirely correct.
I never had huge Ramshorns (period of 10 years) but some after being in the breedingtank got huge.

can they live in blackwater? i want to breed pest snails in my betta tank since he does not bully them
 

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If you bred the larger coloured ramshorns you could probably sell them :) But I don't think anyone would buy those tiny pest ramshorns.
 

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Why would you want to breed pest snails???
uhh--- because they are cute?
If you bred the larger coloured ramshorns you could probably sell them :) But I don't think anyone would buy those tiny pest ramshorns.
oh so blackwater works?
so i can keep mystery snails in blackwater right?
ill try to find some of the pink ones, they are cool
i have leopard rams LOL
 

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If you run a shop you need a pet shop licence but a hobbyist selling creatures that have outbred your tank don't need a licence. Snails, fish etc can be sold to shops, or on here in the Classified section or even on eBay. Shrimps and snails can be sent by Royal Mail unlike fish which have to be sent by specialist courier.

No idea about the US.
 
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It's more lucrative to sell shrimp and very easy, I want to mention that the 7 or so snails I saved over into a 150L AQ became very huge, with a perfect formed shell, after they had laid eggs and the population increased they became still smaller and reduced, they reached the pest dimension soon, in passing of time it will change and the maximum in my case is over, today they have a stronger rivalry of Melanoides (which are really usefull snails) and recently shrimps that will help reduce these snails enormously. Because of predator push they have developped a strategy of reproduction that make them, similar to the shrimps, to aquarium-plage-animals.
 

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