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apple snail should i remove ?
Old 03-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #11
 
no problem lets hope we get lucky....
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #12
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Would be nice, they are very pretty.
If you need any help with any information I will try to be of assistance. Not sure but the snail in the background of that picture looks like an Assassin snail, but I could be wrong, it's hard to tell from the picture
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:48 PM   #13
 
u are right about the assassin snail i put him in when i didnt no anything about the snails ,i just thought they were pests,i have since removed him back to my main tank ,i have a couple of them just in case i get unwanted guests in my main tank ,as i have recently got lots of plants and u never can be to careful even tho i rinse them 1st..
well spotted ,i didnt no he crept into the picture lol.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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I have bought 2 assassin snails recently, they cost me 6 for the pair. I have quite a lot of the unwanted malysian trumpet snails, I am looking to getting another couple of the assassin snails. Apparently they too need a male and female to have little assassin snails :)
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:59 PM   #15
 
cool ,i dont want any thanx lol do they need a partner to multiply?
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #16
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The trumpet snails are A sexual so they don't need a partner to multiply, these are pretty much the ones that you will get on live plants or from rocks, that is why you are supposed to pour boiling water over new rocks before adding them to your fish tank. Unfortunatly this was an oversight on my part when I got my last lot of rocks and the consequence is an abundance of MTS, they don't lay eggs either, they actually hold onto the eggs and release the young when they hatch so you can't find the eggs and destroy them before they become baby snails.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #17
 
do u have a pic of a baby 1 ? my baby snails look a different shape to the adult , but maybe they will change. is this why u got ur assassin snails,because to many trumpets?
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:19 PM   #18
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Don't have a pic I'm afraid of a baby one, they seem to bury themselves into the gravel and then appear when their shells have become hard. The adults are small in comparison to the assassin snails but they look plain and boring. Some people like MTS and I find them fascinating to watch however they do over run the tank in no time at all. The assassins that I have got seem to be doing a good job, they have also burried themselves into the gravel, they are probably picking out the baby MTS, I have just done some work on my tank and I am praying that I haven't accidentally put a large rock on my assassins, I did find them and move them to the opposite end of the tank but they do move very quickly believe it or not, think someone has put nitrous in their shells or something to help them on their way along the tank bottom. :)
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #19
 
lol i just sent u a message....
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:26 PM   #20
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Just replied to your message :)
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