02-22-2009, 03:39 AM
| || | Shells alone will not suffice. Unfortunately, apple snails despite having shells for protection are still vulnerable to attacks. So are pouch snails and ramshorns. Their lack of trapdoors is also evident to how loaches and assassin snails can easily suck them out. Puffers can crush their shells. Bettas can easily suck them out.
Originally Posted by FordMan
thats why they have shells
Not lung siphon. It's breathing siphon that passes to their lungs.
Originally Posted by Cody
It is called having antenna, eyes, and lung siphon (?)(I have no idea what it is called; Lupin?).
Aunt Kymmie, I don't have snails that are missing eyestalks and antennaes but they can regenerate those missing parts except for aesthetic reasons, they are smaller than the original ones.
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Cody- Thanks alot for reminding me about that picture I saw of the poor snail that was missing his one eye & antenna.
I think it was one of Lupin's. I'm just happy my loaches suck them right out of their shells.
My betta likes to attack the little snails that show up in his tank (never have figured out where they are coming from) but these little guys close up in their shells right away. Maybe it depends on the type of snail? IDK...