Last Updated on July 3, 2022 by cmoarz
You may know one of the pea puffers’ favorite foods is snails, But what about the eggs? Is it possible to breed your snail snacks inside the pea puffer tank or will pea puffers eat snail eggs as well?
So, Will Pea Puffers Eat Snail Eggs?
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Unfortunately, pea puffers also eat snail eggs as well as most small snails. This makes it very difficult to raise snails in the same tank as pea puffers.
If you intended on breeding your own pond, bladder, or dwarf ramshorns for a replenishing snack source for your puffers, You will need a separate tank or area to raise them in.
There are some exceptions, Such as bladder snails who mostly lay their eggs above the waterline where pea puffers can not reach them.
However, If the snails are constantly at risk of being eaten, it’s unlikely they will breed, or even be able to breed as they may not be around long enough to lay their first batches of eggs.
So, If you are wanting to raise snails for food, it is best to keep them in a separate tank from your puffer tank.
If on the other hand, you just wanted to know whether pea puffers eat snail eggs or not, now you know! They do indeed enjoy these tasty treats.
Keeping Diet Diverse
Pea puffers need a diverse diet of bloodworms, snails, and other nutrients. They will not thrive on a diet of snails alone, so it is best to feed the entire range if possible.
If you plan on raising your own snail food for your puffers, you should keep in mind that they should not be fed to your puffers all the time, but rather as an occasional treat.
There are also foods formulated specifically for puffers that are higher in protein and calcium content.
These foods, along with fresh food like blood worms (or frozen) or mosquito larvae can increase the coloration of your puffer greatly as well as give a balanced diet for long and healthy life.