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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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It's probably illegal to collect sand from a public beach. Also, I wouldn't recommend doing it since who knows what types of nasty stuff are in there.

Until you get a good snail breeding operation going, you can just keep getting snails from the LFS. For my dwarf puffers, I would just go to Petsmart every couple of weeks and get a big bag (maybe 50 or so) pond snails and throw them in the tank with the puffer.

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It's probably illegal to collect sand from a public beach. Also, I wouldn't recommend doing it since who knows what types of nasty stuff are in there.

Until you get a good snail breeding operation going, you can just keep getting snails from the LFS. For my dwarf puffers, I would just go to Petsmart every couple of weeks and get a big bag (maybe 50 or so) pond snails and throw them in the tank with the puffer.
well i have 40 xD and well im seeing a white sack of eggs and uhh well my uhh mom thought itd be nice if i put a goldfish in the 1gallon tank so she uhh well got me a black moor since she knows i love those... >< umm its still small like 2-3inchs so he seems to be eating the flakes i left for the snails but ignoring the plants xD ummm well will to do well for now? i have a bubbler
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Nope. Even a 2-3 inch goldfish needs to be in a 10 gallon tank. He will eventually need a 29g or larger just for himself. Goldfish get very big and produce a huge amount of waste even for a fish their size, so goldfish cannot go in fish bowls under any circumstances. Also, goldfish are half decent at eating snails, so I wouldn't recommend keeping goldfish in any tank that you're trying to breed snails in.

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Nope. Even a 2-3 inch goldfish needs to be in a 10 gallon tank. He will eventually need a 29g or larger just for himself. Goldfish get very big and produce a huge amount of waste even for a fish their size, so goldfish cannot go in fish bowls under any circumstances. Also, goldfish are half decent at eating snails, so I wouldn't recommend keeping goldfish in any tank that you're trying to breed snails in.
O.O omg thanks also this one didnt try to eat any but okay it was a fancy...ill just put him in the extra 30gallon :3
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Dwarf puffers only get up to 1.5 inches, and they are only freshwater, but idk much about other puffers.... I do know that bumblebee gobies are brackish tho. THEY ARE GREAT!
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Not all bumblebee gobies are brackish. Many information are outdated. They should be fine in hard alkaline water.

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umm well i think what i have might be a green spotted puffer but it was labeled dwarf spotted puffer.... umm its bright yellow and 1-3inches like right now he seems happy but i want to get bumblebee(as i named him) whatever he needs....ummm i heard that spotted puffers need salt in the tank umm will they need skimmers and all that other stuff? because my dad cant buy most salt water equipment and keep up with a saltwater coral reef tank mostly what we could do is get the marine salt (though it was in a big bag for 24dollars) and um....lemme see and the livesand....but it cost alot it was in water but its a bag(large) for 24dollars as well....so we cant really you know keep buying sand evetytime we need to clean the tank...also is there a biospira for saltwater tanks? umm and besides of the rest what kind of filter do you suggest?(i want the best of the best but that doesnt cost like my other filter ._. 200dollars) also since i really have no idea how to breed snails umm is there anything else thats easier to breed that theyll love to eat? or will like hard food such a turtle pellets(they are hard) will help keep the beak at bay? (hes still small) he sometimes changes(the top of his head) changes from bright yellow to gold to dull yellow to gray with a bit of yellow on top (gray when im not around for some reason xD yes i monitored him) well i know bumblebee might do well in brackish but i really want to know from an expert does he need fully saltwater? or will he do fine in brackish? can i get him liverock if i do brackish? if i do live rock will it hurt him?
Hi deku, I had 13 puffers and they all did fine in brackish water and an aqua tech filter. They loved bloodworms (frozen) and formula 2 which has alot of meat and veggies in it. My fish was so fat Ithought they were pregnant, lol. They have to have hard water to really do well.
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