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July 3, 2008
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Sofia
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Hi there,

I ordered 2 Nerite snails and they have been shipped, so will be with me tomorrow.

I was wondering whether there was something I needed to watch when adding them to the tank?

Do they need to float in whatever they come in in the tank for 20 minutes like fish?

Sorry for a probably silly question.

July 3, 2008
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There are no silly questions!

I would treat them as you would fish.

July 3, 2008
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usually i just pop snails in...they're hardy buggers,

and aren't nerite snails brackish?

July 3, 2008
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i treat them just like fish as they need to acclimatise to the new water /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Temperature will be the initial thing so make sure the temp is good first then add tank water a few times to the bag.
Did you get them from the link someone posted? I thought they were expensive as my lfs only charges £1.99 each.

July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 3 2008, 11:51 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you get them from the link someone posted? I thought they were expensive as my lfs only charges £1.99 each.

I did get them from there, after I failed to find any anywhere else. Been to all the lfs and the not so loval fs too /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

I didn't get the ruby ones, but the Bee Staghorn ones, because they stay smaller /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Malti @ Jul 3 2008, 11:51 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
and aren't nerite snails brackish?

I don't think they are. Certainly everywhere I looked said about tropical aquaria. Maybe there are brackish ones too?

July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Sofia @ Jul 4 2008, 07:49 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think they are. Certainly everywhere I looked said about tropical aquaria. Maybe there are brackish ones too?


I have 4 nerites in my trop tank but they'll need saltwater if i want them to breed. I haven't looked into more detail about breeding.

July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 4 2008, 09:52 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have 4 nerites in my trop tank but they'll need saltwater if i want them to breed. I haven't looked into more detail about breeding.

I knew saltwater was involved somehow...

July 4, 2008
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They are in the tank, both alive and God are they cute!

July 4, 2008
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July 4, 2008
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Hehe...sorry /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I'm not very good with the camera, but my other half might get better shots tonight

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July 4, 2008
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you'll get a closer pic using "macro" on the camera /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> they look cool Sofia /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 4 2008, 10:41 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
you'll get a closer pic using "macro" on the camera /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> they look cool Sofia /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Hehe...this is the mobile camera. Not sure if it is this sophisticated /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

July 4, 2008
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Nice Sofia! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> They should make short work of that algae! Does anyone know if all the different colours of nerites are separate species? I know next to nowt about 'em.

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July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 4 2008, 11:39 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice Sofia! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> They should make short work of that algae! Does anyone know if all the different colours of nerites are separate species? I know next to nowt about 'em.

Here's a link to some id's
SNAILS

I just got a "zebra horned snail", thats what the supplier called it anyway.
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July 4, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 4 2008, 05:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
[/b]I just got a "zebra horned snail", thats what the supplier called it anyway.

That's what I got. Mine were called rare Bee Staghorn Nerite /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Lovely snails on that link

July 4, 2008
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I was thinking that too!

I like your Sofia - mine are the zebra nerites in the pic.

July 4, 2008
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Oh, the Zebra ones are very pretty, but they look a lot larger than mine.

The Bee Staghorn ones only grow up to 0.5 inches. So I got them in order to have enough space for some future fish /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

July 4, 2008
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lol @ don king snail /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

July 4, 2008
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i have normal zebra's in one tank but got one of these for the bristlenose growout tank. These just came in today but i noticed many had the horns missing and they looked a bit carnivourous as there were many on top of each other. I would of got a couple but didn't know anything about them. I was thinking you'rs were black/white from memory of the site you got them from and thought it was different.
This is actually about ½" now so probs classed as old. It's doing a great job anyway however old it is /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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