12-10-2010, 08:50 PM
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Clithon corona? And if so, what now?!
These two little stowaways came on some Frog Bit (plant) I recently purchased.
My Hoplo was immediately interested and, um, gave them a little hello 'taste'. They dropped to the Black Sand (aka Black Slag). Don't think they liked that too much. I put them right at the base of the glass and they immediate started crawling up. One ended up on the heater and the other disappeared. Couldn't find it for a couple of days and was eyeballing the Hoplo as the biggest suspect.
Then the second dropped and didn't appear to move for a day. Suspected it was dead and I put it on a rock and on it's back, assuming it would flip over if it was alive. Next time i checked, it was on the substrate, again just lying there. Assumed it was dead but put it in a glass with tank water, just in case. It didn't move but when i went to remove it to compost it, it was 'stuck' to the glass so i was confused again. Then the other showed up randomly lying on the substrate again (can/ do they burrow?). So I carefully put both on their backs in the glass with tank water and an hour or two later they both had righted themselves and 'glued' themselves to the glass.
So they clearly are not fans of the Black Slag. The Hoplo "knows" they're food but can't figure out how to eat them without getting stabbed. Keep putting them back on the Frog Bit but the littlest one keeps dropping, but then can't/ doesn't go anywhere because (I assume) the black slag isn't so easy to crawl on. How do I try to take care of these teeny little guys? I have some beard algae growing on wood. Have put one on that, but it doesn't seem to be moving or doing anything.