Invertebrates Pics
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Invertebrates » Invertebrates Pics

Invertebrates Pics

This is a discussion on Invertebrates Pics within the Invertebrates forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> The old sticky is a bit sparse after I lost all my photobucket pics. Here are the old snail shots for your reference. Grr...This ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Spotfin Cory
Spotfin Cory
Oto Catfish
Oto Catfish
Reply
Old 02-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Invertebrates Pics

The old sticky is a bit sparse after I lost all my photobucket pics.

Here are the old snail shots for your reference. Grr...This makes me mad I have to replace the lost shots.

Retrieved this one from old post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Pomacea canaliculata

Here are mine at about a month age. They're currently nearing 5 cm in size now although this is only an estimate.








Babies



Newly-hatched.


A few weeks old.


Dad with babies clinging around.


Snail sex or copulation. Male at the right.


Newborn snails eating their way out of the eggs.


Mom.






Last edited by Lupin; 02-11-2011 at 10:29 AM..
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Pomacea diffusa

Here's a bunch of them when they arrived from mail. I was sooo excited then to take pics of my first ever mystery snails. Hahaha!



The first snail to ever die. Blue variety.



Dark striped purple (left) and burgundy (right).



Burgundy.



Gold (left), burgundy (middle) and dark striped green (right).



Baby dark striped green with Clithon corona joining it hitching a ride on a rock.lol



"Hi guys!"

Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Here are the old posts for your references, guys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by msjinkzd View Post
Just wanted to share some of my Invertebrate friends that I breed and love:
Crystal red caridina (grade a/s):


Dark green caridina:

Tiger shrimp (caridina):

Snowball neocaridina:

Yellow neocaridina:

Blue pearl neocaridina (foreground, tiger on wood):

Cherry neocaridina:

Blue/black caridina:

Pomacea bridgesii (mystery/apple snail):


Asolene spixi (with crystal reds):

Olive nerite (with crystal reds):
Quote:
Originally Posted by Falina View Post
Gorgeous photos!

You have a great selection. Did you breed them all or buy some in?
Quote:
Originally Posted by msjinkzd View Post
I breed all the snails except for olive nerite. The shrimp I also breed, but bought my initial stock of each. I have each species set up in its own planted tank. I have been working with the pomacea bridgesii to try and get more predictable heritability of color through controlled breeding of the partners. Right now I have 12 invertebrate tanks going. I typically (with the shrimp) start with about 10 of each species to get started and then sell/trade with other hobbyists for more and different species or to rejuvinate the blood lines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattD View Post
Nice job.

I've recently bred my Pomacea Bridgesii as well! I noticed my two large snails were acting strangely, constantly hanging out above the waterline, then I woke up one morning and found one large egg sac, the next morning there was another, then a few days later, another sac.

I did some reading and read about the two weeks of incubation they need, etc and to provide the sacs with occasional sprays of water if they are in a dry area of the tank. While the lid of my tank does stay relatively moist from the condensation, I provided them with moisture directly from the tank.

After a few weeks, I noticed the sacs had many punctures and there are a bunch of little snails crawling around on my glass! My gosh are they every tiny! They grow quickly, too. :D :D

BTW your shrimp are wonderful, particularly the coloring on Crystal red caridina. From the looks of it the tanks are nicely planted too. I wish I did a live plant setup. :(
Quote:
Originally Posted by msjinkzd View Post
Thanks! All the tanks (including the snail tanks) are heavily planted.
Here is the snowball tank:

The crystal red tank:

And some day old bridgesii babies:
Quote:
Originally Posted by onefish2fish View Post
awesome.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
As to breeding these snails, how do you do it? Do you just acquire a large number of them and let them do their thing or is there any human involvement that is necessary.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Which snails are you hoping to breed? If it was those mystery snails (Pomacea diffusa), assuming your tank is warm and humid, I just leave the eggs to hatch there otherwise I would intervene by incubating them myself. Wrap them in damp tissue towels and place them in a warm area. Check regularly for changes. Prior to hatching, the eggs should be white with blue spots at the center. I just hatched a new clutch with over 150 babies and two more clutches pending and then more eggs coming from the ladies.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
Yes I was hoping to breed mystery snails. I have done a little research on it, and I believe that if I got mine to lay eggs I would just leave them in the tank, as all of my tanks are tropical. Would buying 3-4 snails be enough so that I could breed them?
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
Also are there males and females?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Max temp for snails should be 76 degrees only. If you can manage to determine their sexes, then you can make sure you are not getting an all male/female ratio.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bary trotter View Post
doas that snail have spikes if it doas what is it8)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Yes, it does. It's a horned nerite snail (Clithon corona).
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
Cool pics! I like the purple ones.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
I'm going have to have to go get some mystery snails soon.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
There's a mistake. This is a male, not female. Oops!

(image removed as it's empty)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
How can you tell?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
The shell mantle for male canas is different in shape than female canas. This works for canas only, nothing else. And of course, I recognized the shell on a close look since I have only three original adults left with their F1 babies already sexually matured.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 View Post
Oh thanks that really helps. So when will F2 be on its way?
Quote:
Originally Posted by MXS View Post
I have a 29 gallon tank with 4 black tetras, 1 zebra danio, 2 neon tetras, 2 orange finned tetras, 1 CAE, and 1 pleco.

How many ghose shrimp could fit comfortably in there, and will allow me to add more fish?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
I am kinda regretting it now. I have several egg clutches and about 20 F2 babies are out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Just make sure the ones you get are true ghosts because many macrobrachium species mistaken for ghosts are predatory. You can try 6 but you need to get rid of the CAE and the pleco assuming this is a common pleco species, not a bristlenose or anything of smaller species.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MXS View Post
Thanks! I was already planning on getting rid of the CAE and my pleco is a bristlenose!
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaspersANGEL View Post
wow lupin ur lil' aquatic family is impresive, i especialy love the purple shelled snail's..are their body's purple too or is it just the shell...
snail's are cute *lol*
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfbiggs View Post
I love the gray bottomed snail with the red eyes..what kind is that? Looks like a must have.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lupin For This Useful Post:
treehuggerlove (02-13-2011)
Old 02-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
 
small fry's Avatar
 
I don't all my inverts up on photobucket, but here is alot of them...

Saltwater
My New Turbo Snail I got yesterday for my saltwater tank.


My New (favorite) invertebrate...my Dwarf Blue-Leg Hermit Crab!



My big red shrimp. I still don't know what this guy is.


One of my Turban Snails (I have alot of these guys).


One of my various Starfish (don't know what kind this one is, don't really care).



Actually, it seems I don't know where my Freshwater invertebrate pics are. I guess I haven't uploaded them yet. I guess I will try to find the pics, then see if I can post them later.

That is all for now. Hope you all enjoyed!


(edit: that doesn't include my large-ish colonies of feather-dusters, my occasional bristleworm, my numerous baby snails, etc. that live in my saltwater tank. it is full of inverts!)

Last edited by small fry; 02-11-2011 at 12:38 PM..
small fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Cool. How big is that star? It looks petite.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #6
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Cool. How big is that star? It looks petite.
The star in the picture is pretty small. Maybe 2". I have a slightly bigger one of the same species. I want to get a serpent seastar, and those get to be over 10" long.

I still can't find my pics of my freshwater inverts: mystery snail, ghost shrimps, ramshorn snails (I have over 3 generations right now), MTS, etc. I have been at camp this weekend, so I really haven't had alot of time to look.
small fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #7
 
Plumkin's Avatar
 
i bought 2 shrimps the red and white stripped ones and a assain snail I put thema ll in my tank and i haven't seen them ever since ''shrug'' no idea where they went lol
Plumkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:28 PM   #8
 
wow those are all so beutiful i just love your shrimps lupin

Lupin do you have a tank for all your invertabrates separately and if you do what size is it
treehuggerlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #9
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by treehuggerlove View Post
wow those are all so beutiful i just love your shrimps lupin

Lupin do you have a tank for all your invertabrates separately and if you do what size is it
Er...I don't have shrimp pics. They're not mine. Those are msjinkzd's. She still keeps and sells them along with various snails.

As for my own snail shots, these were old shots. I had to retrieve them from my other hosting site as I lost the shots in an old thread. I keep 9 tanks and two ponds. Size range from 5g to 75g for tanks. I had several other snails, aside from those posted here. They lasted 2-3 years before I gave up buying more as I can no longer handle the massive maintenance and selling them. Have a personal life to attend to. I'm happy with the only ones I have left at this point, goldfish and bristlenose pleco. I will return to snail keeping when I'm settled. Still have plans to move out of country so I have to slow down at this point.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Still have plans to move out of country so I have to slow down at this point.
To where, may I ask?? Why would you want to leave a tropical paradise?? I LOVE the tropics!!
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New at sand substrate. Do I need invertebrates? small fry Invertebrates 4 01-08-2011 07:23 PM
Addicted to Invertebrates Welsh Invertebrates 2 06-23-2010 04:41 PM
Rams and invertebrates fishkid Cichlids 1 02-19-2009 05:50 PM
What kind of invertebrates for a ten gallon? Deku Invertebrates 4 08-28-2008 08:11 PM
Invertebrates and Amphibians? naamahbengals Invertebrates 3 06-26-2008 04:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.