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post #1 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Anarchist with snails

Has anyone ever gotten extra snails with their aquarium plant purchase? I bought one bundle of Anarchis and got about ten snails with it. They are growing rather quickly.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 12:31 AM
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happens all the time!
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 08:09 AM
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perfectly normal. unfortunately, you rarely get anything interesting, just boring old snails that can lead to problems if they get out of hand.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 09:37 AM
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Anarchist with snails? Down with the snail government? Freedom for the snails!!!
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 09:49 AM
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Anarchist with snails? Down with the snail government? Freedom for the snails!!!
Very good.

Fisherofmen, consider yourself fortunate, assuming they are pond or acute bladder snails. They do a terrific job of assisting bacteria in the breakdown of organics. Malaysian Livbebearing snails are even better, as they borrow throughout the substrate; but they seldom arrive on plants and have to be bought.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 10:38 AM
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Anarchist with snails? Down with the snail government? Freedom for the snails!!!
Hahah...funny

Fisherofmen....is there a way you could get a picture of one of them? Just wondering what they looked like.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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Bought plants...within a week had 100+ tiny baby snails. Tank got sick, snails died. But yeah, they hitchhike on plants all the time.
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