as far as i know this was an eu ruling based on them getting into the wild and causing a pest in southern spain. They're not likely to do that in the uk but the eu banned them from the whole eu. I notice people are still selling them by calling them something else.
I have a baby biorb with loads of auger snails.The tank needs a good clean and i'm about to move house.
When I get to the new house i'm thinking of dedicating this tank to snails and adding some nephrites and golden apples etc.
Can anyone advise on a good strategy? This is what I was intending to do:
Empty the tank rescue all the snails and out them in a large seal-able container with fresh water clean the tank move house start the tank off from scratch with fresh water and add the snails gradually add some other species
Now I bet there's a few howlers in there so I'm hoping you'll put me straight.
Will they survive in fresh water for a few days? Do I need to add some old tank water to the container? Do I keep some old tank water to 'seed' the newly cleaned tank? Do I need to cycle it for snails? What's the best way to add the new species and which ones would be best?
Re: help to select snails for my coldwater biorb
Thanks for that. I appreciate the advice.
I have heard these things before and although it all seems very sensible, all I can do is report the history of my tank. I was given it in 2009 and put in 2 minnows, 2 danios and the CGAE (which I now know is regarded as too many). I still have 3 of the original fish and the CGAE doesn't seem to bully the other fish and keeps pretty much to itself, usually near the tank bottom. It doesn't seem to have grown particularly. I wonder if it's actually a CGAE?
The temperature is usually around 19 degrees and rarely goes to an upper or lower extreme. What I would say though, although I know the biorb has a bad press, its bio filtering is very good.
Hi everyone. I wonder if I could call on the wisdom of the forum for advice on choosing some suitable snails?
I have a baby biorb, 15 litres, cold water, 3 fish (Chinese golden algae eater and 2 danios) and 'some' auger snails. I say 'some' because I hardly ever see them - where the hell do they all hide? Very occasionally they all come out together and give me a surprise and there must be at least a dozen tiny ones and a couple about half an inch long.
I'm looking for something that will help keep the algae down and add some interest - either colourful, stripey, active etc. I used to have golden apple snails which were ideal because they were colourful and entertaining with their antics but I understand they are being phased out thanks to those silly EU people. (Maybe we'll get them unbanned after brexit?).
I'm housebound so I can't go shopping for them and I'll need to be able to mail order them safely.