You will need
- - algae;
- - vegetables (lettuce, spinach, carrots, cabbage);
- - fish food;
- - for young plants: duckweed, lettuce, riccia, Cyclops.
In the nature aquarium snails feed mainly on plant food, so the basis of the diet your pet should become algae with hard, large leaves. Keep in an artificial pond with a gentle ampullaria expensive plants does not make sense – clams fast they will break and destroy. Feed the snails can turn the whole bottom ground and dig up a small weed with roots.
If you placed Apple snails in the aquarium bulk overgrown with algae, you will have to feed shellfish. They will clean the pond of excess plants. To keep biological balance in the aquarium after cleaning it from excess vegetation plant canadian canadian. The emerald network of the leaves of the algae will long to please the eye – for snails it inedible.
To preserve part of edible vegetation, you can feed the Apple snails vegetables: spinach, salad lettuce, cucumber, carrot, cabbage. Products with hard fiber it is recommended to pre-scalded with boiling water or boil.
Aquarium snails – not vegetarians, they are actually omnivorous. Clams will be happy to eat food of animal origin, to get the residues from fish. They are true nurses of the aquarium, which digest all the rotting organic matter. Apple snails are especially respect bloodworms (Malinka), meat and eggs. However, to compete with more nimble inhabitants of an artificial pond, they can not, so never let them eat.
In the digestive system of snails there are many microorganisms that help them digest very large amounts of food. However, if you overfeed ampullary, the water will quickly become muddy from the waste of their life even with a good filter. For each pet individually pick the diet - the amount of food should not exceed the needs of the body. Proven fact: to clean the aquarium only those "nurses" that you're always a little underfed.
In the diet of young need to enter pureed fish food, duckweed, lettuce, and riccia Cyclops, scalded in boiling water.
If you decide to breed aquarium snails, keep them in one place in not less than 3-4 instance. Apple snails are heterosexual, and mistakes in their sex very easily.