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Postby Franco on Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:22 pm

:snail: Hey yall,
I'm new here but I just wanted to share how I give my briggs and canas their veggies. I'm a fisherman so I had this stuff around anyways.

Materials: bell-shaped lead fishing sinkers with brass eyelets and twist ties.

Cut up your veggies, poke a hole through each piece, put the twist tie through the whole and thread the tie through the eyelet on the sinker. Twist the ends together to secure them and your done. Toss them in the tank where you want them and its dinner time. I just pull them out after the veggies are gone.

I also like to make what looks like a green bean necklace with the same sinker/twist tie setup. The briggs and my pleco love em. :dance:
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Postby Pollux on Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:41 pm

neat :D. is the lead and brass safe?
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Postby rpilla001 on Fri May 11, 2007 1:21 am

Paper clips

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Postby PaulaO on Fri May 11, 2007 1:55 am

Would snails eat veggies that are clipped to the side, like they use for fish?

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Postby Pollux on Fri May 11, 2007 5:35 am

but what about using metal with snails? is it ok?
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Postby badflash on Fri May 11, 2007 5:39 am

I try to avoid metals. The veggie clips work well, but if proprly cooked, veggies sink and you don't need anything.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Fri May 11, 2007 5:56 am

what kind of veggies are your goldies eating Paula? I can't figure it out.
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Postby PaulaO on Fri May 11, 2007 6:09 am

Not a veggie. Krill. Big krill. It was gross since the krill were whole. They fish are all big enough now that attaching it to the clip is a waste of time. Just jerk them right out.

I've used it to hold orange for them and big whole leaves of spinach. It is funner to watch them that way.

So will the snails eat from one of these or do they prefer to be on a horizontal surface?
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Postby Annie Anderson on Fri May 11, 2007 6:15 am

yes, they certainly will--they will even eat them if you float them on top of the water. I've seen some of mine swimming around the water surface upside down and eating the fish food! These were very young snails--I've never seen the adults do it, they just do the funnel thing. But yes, they'll climb up the sides and find the veggies and so will the fish. My platies and guppies love it when I put veggies in for the snails--sometimes the snails only get a whiff and not a taste. Bad fish! :roll:
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Postby Donya on Fri May 11, 2007 7:22 am

One caution about veggie clips: don't use them with snails that are small enough to wedge between the two plastic handles. My insularum youngtsers would repeatedly wedge in there and I've have to thwack it sideways against the side of the tank to get them to let go and dislodge them. None got injured, but they couldn't be taken out by hand, and the clip couldn't be opened or taken apart without crushing them.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Fri May 11, 2007 9:38 pm

Thanks Donya, good to know :D
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Re: -=< How I Keep Veggies Anchored on the Bottom >=-

Postby NoviceSnailMom on Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:45 am

ok, just saw this topic, but constantly recycling - I have found the "all plastic clips for camping to hold table cloths in place" work amazing for holding all sorts of veggies, * tip: and so our mischievious snails under a nickle size don't get stuck in the two halves, I wedge a rock in the middle of the two sides. then burry the clip in the gravel to make sure they only have the veggies to play with. even my largest snail doesn't try to un-earth it.
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Re: -=< How I Keep Veggies Anchored on the Bottom >=-

Postby whill on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:31 am

Hi everyone, Just joined, what i do with my snails i use those magnets that one uses to clean the class. I simply put a lettuce or spinach leave between the two. I can then move it to any place in the tank the bottom the surface or in the middle. Vey little waste. Simple but effective
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