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Old 01-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #21
 
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Do you have new pics of your invert infiltrators?
No picks yet. . . but I'm certain I have 4 Ramshorns and 1 that looks like an MTS
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #22
 
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When I first aquired my snails I had a 3 to 1 ratio of ramshorn to pond. Now it's about 5 to 1 in favor of the pond snails. Not sure how that happened.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #23
 
New numbers (after doing my water change)
at least 5 ramshorns
at least 3 MTS/pond
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:53 PM   #24
 
Here's the easy one, it's gotta be a ramshorn. . . like I said, there's at least 5
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #25
 
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You got it. Looks like a Ramshorn to me! GIMP is a free photo editing software. GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program It's perfect for basic editing (like resizing!).
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #26
 
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After a bit of googling of the species you mentioned, I'm inclined to believe I've got ramshorns, but Im not 100%, like I said, pics once they're bigger
i have ramshorns snails in my new tank set up i put a glass salt shaker with a small bit of lettuce in it left it over night got six snails in the morning works every time . pour hot water over lettuce to soften it before you put it in the glass salt shaker and keep the top of hope this helps
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #27
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To provide more detail:
10 gal tank, soon to be home to 5 or 6 guppies, currently home to 6 ghost shrimp.
I have 3 small plants. one of them is a java fern, the other two are. . . other things, lol.
I've managed to separate the snails from the rest of the tank and have them floating in a container at the surface.
They are both smaller than the end of a pencil eraser. I'll post pics as soon as they're big enough. Will keeping them well fed help them grow quickly?
If they're spiral and reddish-brown, they're ramshorn. The babies have their shell lay flat and then when they grow up have their shell stand up.
As for feeding you needn't worry, they clean up whatever fish food the fish don't eat. They're also good at eating up algae.
Excess snails are great for treating your fish. I crush the snails and drop 'em into my 55 gallon tank...the fish always scramble for fresh meat
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #28
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Just saw the pic...yeah, its a ramshorn.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:06 PM   #29
 
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You got it. Looks like a Ramshorn to me! GIMP is a free photo editing software. GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program It's perfect for basic editing (like resizing!).
awww. . . i was hoping i could just toss in some html script to take care of it
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #30
 
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awww. . . i was hoping i could just toss in some html script to take care of it
Even better! Just noticed that you linked that image from dropbox. Why not upload it to your TFK album (under User CP menu above --> Pictures & Albums)? It will auto resize to 600px across, which will be much more palatable!

How are you coming on identification of the other snail species? I have MTS and the tiny ones definitely have trumpet-shaped shells like miniature versions of the parents. I'll see if I can snap a pic of one today.

FWIW it might be worth downloading GIMP anyway. Definitely among the best free software applications available.
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