Bekah's Snail Trails - Page 11 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #101 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 09:59 PM
Chesh's Avatar
O.O I think *I* need to learn a little bit about leeches. . .
Chesh is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #102 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
I keep reading about leeches affecting specimens, but nothing says HOW it affects the snails. It seems like the keepers are the one more worried than the snails. I've only seen what i assumed was a leech like one time, and never saw them again.

djembekah is offline  
post #103 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Just speaking from experience. You will notice them becoming less active over time and eventually lethargic. The leeches sap the life out of them over time. Pretty soon you will see more and more leeches and you won't just ignore them. Fish won't pick them off the snails, a lot of the leeches live inside the snails shell. Let me know how they get along.
onestopaquatics is offline  
post #104 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
Thank you. I'll watch, and if they become worse off, I'll try to treat them. :)

djembekah is offline  
post #105 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 10:15 PM
They are awesome snails though and I got a lot of babies so far. The baby yellows are so cute, but when I see one crawl by with a nasty leech stuck to his face, it makes me sick. I just want them gone completely. The salt baths seem to only get rid of some, and the way they multiply, it isn't good enough to eventually eradicate them. Now these snails are becoming more popular, I hope they find a true cure and the leeches become a thing of the past. Also if you want to know if they are wild or tank raised, the wild ones have the eroded shells near the tail end of their shells.
onestopaquatics is offline  
post #106 of 198 Old 04-10-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
I asked the seller, and he said they were tank raised. I have also had a lot of babies from my snails. My previous yellow had several and i have 3 or 4 of her babies left, but unfortunately she died. I never noticed leeches on her or her progeny, but I did on one of the yellows I received in my order, several weeks later. I'll be keeping an eye for them more now. They have been sticking their faces in the sand a lot more since I added a different filter.

I do adore these little guys. I can't wait to see what kind of research is done with them, and what more info we can get on them in the hobby. That's kinda why I started the log, since they're fairly new, and I've only recently seen more info lately.

djembekah is offline  
post #107 of 198 Old 04-15-2013, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
The other day i thought my biggest female was dead since i couldn't see her in her shell. but only a couple hours later she was out and about and just fine. weird critter
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by SeaHorse; 04-15-2013 at 03:09 PM.
djembekah is offline  
post #108 of 198 Old 04-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Chesh's Avatar
GAH! Scary!!! Glad she's okay :) Rabbit snails are super cute. . .
Chesh is offline  
post #109 of 198 Old 04-15-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Agreed. i was going to be severely unhappy if she was gone. ugh.
Posted via Mobile Device
djembekah is offline  
post #110 of 198 Old 04-24-2013, 11:45 AM
New Member
Better knit a leech for your snail now bekah.
GetTheJist is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mystrey snail snail breeding info parrot Invertebrates 15 12-14-2011 03:09 PM
Golden Apple Snail tankmate with Zebra Nerite Snail? HMlairy Invertebrates 3 04-07-2011 08:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome