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  • #307049

    Sofia
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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

    #307051

    ulster exile
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    I was thinking that too!

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

    #307052

    Sofia
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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

    #307054

    Malti
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    lol @ don king snail

    #307059

    Richy
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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

    #307060

    Richy
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    for the record, i paid £1.50

    #307061

    Malti
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    never saw them around here :S we only get apple/mystery/ramshorn/trumpet…etc

    #307063

    Sofia
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    QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 4 2008, 11:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I was thinking you’rs were black/white from memory of the site you got them from and thought it was different.

    Mine looked black/white on the page but are more yellowish/black. They are lovely, shells are intact and they have been eating away all day and night. The tank is a lot clearer now and I am waiting for the downstairs tank to be off Protozin and having had another huge water change and it being colder again. I saw a few of the Platies flicking against plants and thought I’d try to nip it in the bud.
    All fish seem healthy and happy otherwise though

    #307066

    Matt
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    Nice going Sofia.

    #307078

    Richy
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 5 2008, 01:37 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nice going Sofia. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    Good to hear your snails are doing well, the one I got is fine too
    #307083

    geordie John
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    Hi Sofia,
    I’ve seen your Nerites sold under a few names Batman Snails seems to be the present .I’ve never kept that species /Sub/variety (I’d guess species ) but others breed readily and lay little calcium covered eggs all over the place LoL they become a bit of a problem as their hard to get rid of .Its then that they need a brackish environment to survive . I had cases/pods which hey’d opened (like the aliens ponds ,the films LoL) (sorry tried to amend sp misstakes and print started to cover what I didnt want :0 ) They seem to tollerate lower than base ph but their shells start to errode / also had to keep them covered and they still crawled about on the cover glass ! They are nice looking though and dont seem to bother live plants.
    all the best,
    G.John

    #307089

    Sofia
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    QUOTE (Richy @ Jul 5 2008, 08:36 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Sofia, you could always add some tonic salts to the other tank as this may help aswell but be careful of the dosage as alot of cory’s (if you have some) don’t like too much salt and plants aint too keen.

    Hi Richy,

    I tried some salt in the beginning with the tank but have been advised by everyone to not do it anymore, so I’d preferably not add any salt. Also, one of the snails will stay with my fighter. I don’t think he’d appreciate it

    #307092

    Sofia
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    QUOTE (geordie John @ Jul 5 2008, 09:29 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    others breed readily and lay little calcium covered eggs all over the place LoL they become a bit of a problem as their hard to get rid of .Its then that they need a brackish environment to survive .

    Do you mean the eggs need brackish water to survive, or the adults?

    #307093

    Malti
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    QUOTE (Sofia @ Jul 5 2008, 10:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Richy,

    I tried some salt in the beginning with the tank but have been advised by everyone to not do it anymore, so I’d preferably not add any salt. Also, one of the snails will stay with my fighter. I don’t think he’d appreciate it

    #307096

    Richy
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    QUOTE (Malti @ Jul 5 2008, 10:00 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    salt and bettas don’t mix much. actually almost none


    my CT Betta is still alive and healthy

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