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risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9050466

Can anyone recommend a source for purchasing freshwater snails for a large pond? i am on the west coast, have turtles and fish in the pond and need snails for filtration and turtle food. thank you
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9050503

Ebay has tons of snail vendors...from little ones, to large apple snails...
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9050506

i saw those and hesitated, have you bought from any of them?
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9050591

I usually purchase koi and pond plants...usually the buyers can run off a bad seller rather quickly.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9050633

Here our pet stores have them. I know due to recent problems I'm paranoid but quaranteen them for at least a couple of weeks and use parasite dip before adding to pond. Don't want to see anyone else go thru what I've gone thu past 2 weeks and it ain't over yet. My old snails were in first pond that got sick so I treated them also.

Bonnie
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9050856

i was looking at ramshorn snails from someone named fishfarmerjohn on ebay, his rating is 100% positive and prices seem reasonable, but was sort of hesitant just because it is ebay. however his shipping charges are way better then the few vendors i found online.
i was going to put them in small pond first and then gradually add to large pond with turtles, so i will definately quarantine them for a while.
dont know if the turtles will eat them all and i should keep some in the small pond in hopes of more snails, or eventually add them all to big one. this is such a new thing for me, just started these last summer cause the turtles outgrew their tank. it is so cool to watch them in a pond setting.

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