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msjinkzd 05-29-2008 09:04 PM

Some invertebrate pictures, shrimp and snails
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):

Lupin 05-29-2008 09:16 PM

Neat shrimps and snails, msjinkzd!:D

Falina 05-30-2008 05:11 AM

Gorgeous photos!

You have a great selection. Did you breed them all or buy some in?

Lupin 05-30-2008 05:29 AM

msjinkzd 05-30-2008 07:39 AM


Did you breed them all or buy some in?
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.

MattD 05-30-2008 10:43 AM

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. :(

msjinkzd 05-30-2008 12:19 PM

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:

Lupin 05-30-2008 08:58 PM

Impressive collection.:shock:

Matt, well done!:thumbsup:

Lupin 12-05-2008 02:47 AM

Pomacea canaliculata now a mommy of 4 clutches. Two other clutches are from another female. First clutch yielded over 80 babies. Second clutch hatched yesterday yielding over 150 babies. Here she is racing to baseball size. The adults are slowing down on plant consumption. First clutch of babies are already pea-sized.

Here are some Pomacea bridgesii eating snail jello. Excuse the slight suture damage due to previous owner's acidic water conditions. They're fed with plenty of foods and calcium pills. The shells are now repairing themselves.

Mom with her babies crawling all over her.


Male gold brig

Eating a celery..mmmm...

Clithon corona, not the bumblebee morph. Have 10 of these and they are wiping out all algae effectively.

Lupin 12-05-2008 02:52 AM

Pic of a male copulating with a female. The other female (shown in previous pics) is passing by in background.

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