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Lupin 02-11-2011 10:21 AM

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.:evil:

Retrieved this one from old post.

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 124137)

Babies

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5579

Newly-hatched.:mrgreen:
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5578

A few weeks old.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5577

Dad with babies clinging around.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4947

Snail sex or copulation. Male at the right.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4946

Newborn snails eating their way out of the eggs.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4945

Mom.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4944

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4943

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4942

Lupin 02-11-2011 10:27 AM

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!

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4938

The first snail to ever die.:sad: Blue variety.

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4935

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

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4937

Burgundy.

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=4936

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

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5559

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

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5563

"Hi guys!" :mrgreen:

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...pictureid=5569

Lupin 02-11-2011 10:34 AM

Here are the old posts for your references, guys.

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Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 124076)
Just wanted to share some of my Invertebrate friends that I breed and love:
Crystal red caridina (grade a/s):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6083.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_5986.jpg
Dark green caridina:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_5886.jpg
Tiger shrimp (caridina):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...rriedtiger.jpg
Snowball neocaridina:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6008.jpg
Yellow neocaridina:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6028.jpg
Blue pearl neocaridina (foreground, tiger on wood):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6104.jpg
Cherry neocaridina:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_4496.jpg
Blue/black caridina:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...emaleblack.jpg
Pomacea bridgesii (mystery/apple snail):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...zd/breeder.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6067.jpg
Asolene spixi (with crystal reds):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_5411.jpg
Olive nerite (with crystal reds):
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...kzd/nerite.jpg

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Originally Posted by Falina (Post 124136)
Gorgeous photos!

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

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Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 124147)
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.

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Originally Posted by MattD (Post 124165)
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. :(

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Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 124187)
Thanks! All the tanks (including the snail tanks) are heavily planted.
Here is the snowball tank:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_5893.jpg
The crystal red tank:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...talredtank.jpg
And some day old bridgesii babies:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_6043.jpg

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 156013)
awesome.

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 213886)
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.

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 213898)
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.:shock:

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 214422)
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?

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 214454)
Also are there males and females?

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 214455)
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.

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Originally Posted by bary trotter (Post 214947)
doas that snail have spikes if it doas what is it8)

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 214948)
Yes, it does. It's a horned nerite snail (Clithon corona).

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Originally Posted by dramaqueen (Post 214959)
Cool pics! I like the purple ones.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 215018)
I'm going have to have to go get some mystery snails soon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 215024)
There's a mistake. This is a male, not female. Oops!

(image removed as it's empty)

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 215246)
How can you tell?

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 215315)
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.:lol:
http://www.applesnail.net/content/ph...lag_sexdif.jpg

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 221751)
Oh thanks that really helps. So when will F2 be on its way?

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Originally Posted by MXS (Post 222941)
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?

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 222959)
I am kinda regretting it now. I have several egg clutches and about 20 F2 babies are out.:shock:

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 222960)
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.

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Originally Posted by MXS (Post 223128)
Thanks! I was already planning on getting rid of the CAE and my pleco is a bristlenose!

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Originally Posted by JaspersANGEL (Post 391310)
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*

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Originally Posted by dfbiggs (Post 453304)
I love the gray bottomed snail with the red eyes..what kind is that? Looks like a must have.


small fry 02-11-2011 12:34 PM

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.
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3339.jpg

My New (favorite) invertebrate...my Dwarf Blue-Leg Hermit Crab!
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3331.jpg
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3324.jpg

My big red shrimp. I still don't know what this guy is.
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3164.jpg

One of my Turban Snails (I have alot of these guys).
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3153.jpg

One of my various Starfish (don't know what kind this one is, don't really care).
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...k/DSCN3220.jpg


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!:-D


(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!)

Lupin 02-11-2011 07:22 PM

Cool. How big is that star? It looks petite.:mrgreen:

small fry 02-13-2011 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 587701)
Cool. How big is that star? It looks petite.:mrgreen:

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.

Plumkin 02-13-2011 02:16 PM

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

treehuggerlove 02-13-2011 09:28 PM

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

Lupin 02-13-2011 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by treehuggerlove (Post 589757)
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.

aunt kymmie 02-13-2011 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 589799)
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!!


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