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post #1 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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The official snail thread

Alright, so we have a different thread for all these different topics. We have profiles for fish and plants but I am hoping we can start a thread dedicated to snails. I know, coming from me, weird right? Well, I am trying to love these things. I appreciate and understand the benefits these little guys can offer our fish tanks. I have also recently learned to enjoy watching my Mystery snails. I find them fascinating.

So here is my hope. I hope we can post pictures of our snails. Talk about the benefits you notice, what is good and bad about them. Oh and obviously the species of snail.

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Mystery Snails




Later I will post pictures of them cleaning each other, I didn't upload them yet. I am guessing they either have a bit of a social structure or they are just opportunists that saw food on the other snails back.

I have noted them to be peaceful and fun to watch. They move along at much faster pace then I would have thought a snail would move. I have not noted damage to anything caused by the snail. They seem to hang out mostly on the clay pots and wood but I have seen them cleaning the glass a little bit as well. I have not noticed the fish bothering them yet either.

So... Let's see those snails.
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post #2 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 06:21 AM
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Guess you're getting over that snail phobia huh?

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post #3 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 06:32 AM
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I've only had experience with two kinds of snail. The one I got on purpose was an all yellow one, it was fun to watch in the tank and got kind of large. I had then bought a live plant once to try it out ... and it came with some, really small. Within a few days the tank was infested with them, hundreds, everywhere, it was unbelievable.

Got a loach and that took care of them little suckers in no time =D

Unfortunatly he also killed my big snail >.<
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bones14 Guess you're getting over that snail phobia huh?

Well, I am working hard at it but I am not there. Reasons like the post below for instance. That is what happened to me as a kid. Literally hundreds of snails. Eek!




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I've only had experience with two kinds of snail. The one I got on purpose was an all yellow one, it was fun to watch in the tank and got kind of large. I had then bought a live plant once to try it out ... and it came with some, really small. Within a few days the tank was infested with them, hundreds, everywhere, it was unbelievable.

Got a loach and that took care of them little suckers in no time =D

Unfortunatly he also killed my big snail >.<
That is my worry exactly with snails but I now know (from other posters) that if you don't over feed your tank, which I tend to do, they won't over populate. I am learning to appreciate the 2 mystery snails, they are interesting. I would kind of like a snail that cleans off the plants without eating them. Any ideas on that one?
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Well, I am working hard at it but I am not there. Reasons like the post below for instance. That is what happened to me as a kid. Literally hundreds of snails. Eek!






That is my worry exactly with snails but I now know (from other posters) that if you don't over feed your tank, which I tend to do, they won't over populate. I am learning to appreciate the 2 mystery snails, they are interesting. I would kind of like a snail that cleans off the plants without eating them. Any ideas on that one?
you've got Oto's right? They do an amazing job at that, so I don't think you'd need a snail to help out.
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post #6 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have 4 Oto's in a 60 gallon tank. Do you think I need a few more?
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I have 4 Oto's in a 60 gallon tank. Do you think I need a few more?
We'll if you have a problem with algae on your leaves than why not?
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post #8 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 05:42 PM
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Ok here's my Gold
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post #9 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 05:46 PM
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I just got a couple of Zebra Nerite and Tiger Nerite in my new tank.When I get the camera out of the wife's car I'll get some pics of them.

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post #10 of 36 Old 08-25-2010, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Great pics Bones, I can't wait to see the Nerite snails and hear all about them. Which ones you like better and why?
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