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This is a discussion on Invert Pics within the Freshwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> Originally Posted by Lupin Here's the recipe. http://www.fishforum.com/invertebrat...l-jello-19455/ thanks will the calcium harm my other fish...

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Old 12-12-2008, 02:10 PM   #11
 
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thanks will the calcium harm my other fish
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:13 PM   #12
 
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thanks will the calcium harm my other fish
No. It can increase hardness so most soft water fish may not appreciate it. I haven't seen problems with my plecos though despite my constant calcium dosing for the diffusas and nerites.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:47 PM   #13
 
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No. It can increase hardness so most soft water fish may not appreciate it. I haven't seen problems with my plecos though despite my constant calcium dosing for the diffusas and nerites.
thanks i just bought a new mystery smail hes about the size of a golf ball
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #14
 
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thanks i just bought a new mystery smail hes about the size of a golf ball
What color is he? Pics please!
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:40 AM   #15
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Neat Lupin!

Your snails and loaches are very nice ;) It's always cool to see something different. Do all snails require hard water?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:33 PM   #16
 
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All snails require water with a pH above 7.0 or their shells will start to erode. About the hardness: I think a fully grown snail would do alright in soft water, especially if his diet was supplemented with calcium. Young growing snails would benefit most from being in harder water. I've noticed that snails I've had that grew up in hard water had much thicker, stronger shells than ones in soft water.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:17 AM   #17
 
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hmm not bad looking loaches,i prefer the snails,
i think i like the dark foot the best.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #18
 
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Neat pics Lupin. Your snails look in great shape.

How big do the Modesta loaches get?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:38 PM   #19
 
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Neat pics Lupin. Your snails look in great shape.

How big do the Modesta loaches get?
8 inches. My biggest is 4.5 inches. They seem to grow so slowly though. I believe my tiger and arulius barbs have spawned a few times already judging by their coloration and behavior. I never really pay attention to the river tank. It's loaded with tannins and I do weekly water changes. Other than that, I leave them on their own accord and they click madly when they sense feeding time.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #20
 
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All snails require water with a pH above 7.0 or their shells will start to erode. About the hardness: I think a fully grown snail would do alright in soft water, especially if his diet was supplemented with calcium. Young growing snails would benefit most from being in harder water. I've noticed that snails I've had that grew up in hard water had much thicker, stronger shells than ones in soft water.
Definitely.

I just came back from a vacation and I'm down to about 60 canas, all babies are pea sized and the adults remained unfazed as usual. About 300 babies disappeared. I refused to trust anyone to feed the snails while I was away so my theory is the babies were eaten by their older siblings. This has happened with canas according to a few reports in www.applesnail.net. They tend to be cannibalistic when driven to starvation for a few days. I left a few plants for them to eat but that ws not enough.

As for the Pomacea diffusa, they mowed down my lotus. Again, the lotus must have wilted as I left the tank with no light for a week so the diffusas will naturally try to take the opportunity to eat what is available. The babies are now pea sized as well. That was a shocking growth spurt. So far, I have gold, jade, chestnut, ivory, burgundy, dark striped purple, dark solid purple and light striped purple. I also went home with 3 egg clutches, one hatched while on travel and the resulting babies are mostly purples, golds and then a few ivories. The other two clutches are about to hatch, hopefully by Christmas day. I traded them for my 5 baby canas. The snail lady wanted the canas so badly. I'm assured they're in good hands though. I tend to reject anyone wanting snails and not researching thoroughly. I prefer my snails go to those who can pamper them.
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