General Care Discussion :: snails in the tank?

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:53 pm   snails in the tank?

Is it a bad idea to introduce snails from our local marsh into my sliders tank? Do I risk parasites?
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:55 pm   Re: snails in the tank?

I wouldn't. Sliders will eat snails (ask me how I know). Your pet slider really should not be eating any wild caught animals for risk of parasites or diseases... not really worth it. If you want to feed it live food, you can buy crickets worms and feeder fish at your pet store.
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:05 pm   Re: snails in the tank?

Hmmm, but how do you REALLY know this . . . .
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:36 am   Re: snails in the tank?

What kind of snails?
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:40 pm   Re: snails in the tank?

Snails are a natural food source for turtles and they will eat them. Wild snails are risky source of parasites too. For live food your better off with self raised guppies, pond/ramshorn snails, or worms.
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