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Tylomelania Sp. Snails

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  • #300095

    Richy
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    I saw some of these in an lfs today and they look great but werent available as they just came in.

    Tylomelania sp. Yellow Rabbit, White Spot Rabbit, Yellow Antenna, Gold Spot Rabbit and Chocolate “Poso” snails.

    There is an article on PFK about them.

    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/….php?blogid=243

    Has anyone got any? I’m getting some tomorrow /ohmy.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:o” border=”0″ alt=”ohmy.gif” />
    The shells were between 1-2″ long. I’ll get pics up when they settle in my tank

    #313046

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very cool critters looking forward to the pics mate.

    #313060

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I saw some of these down at Peterborough a few weeks ago and again at BAS yesterday and they do look cool creatures, at both places I also saw the new ones with the spikes all over their shells now they look very weird.

    #313063

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Any other interesting stuff at BAS Mark?

    #313065

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    To be honest Matt I think I was to tired to really look properly but I wasnt to impressed with anything really and nothing shouted buy me /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” />

    #313367

    Matango
    Participant

    Hi Richy,

    I’ve got some of these snails, probably from the same lfs as you! Tyne Valley??

    I bought 4, now have 6 with 2 babies

    Some of the adults

    Attached files

    #313369

    Richy
    Participant

    Hi, it may have been me who sold you them, and yes it was that shop /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />
    I’ve been doing a bit more research and there seems to be a few different varieties, some yellow spot, some yellow smudge etc.
    For the last 2 weeks people have been saying, i got babies, and the shop has 5 that i know of but i hadn’t seen any in my tank and have been in a big strop like a child /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” /> I saw a yellow antenna baby /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    I’ll post my pics when i get them off the camera and edit, have some fish pics to edit and post to /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    What temp is your tank at, mine is about 26c /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    Richy

    EDIT* clean your glass you dirty b*gg*r lol

    #313379

    Matango
    Participant

    Hi, yes it must have been you, and yes you mentioned this site /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />
    I’ve had the snails nearly a month now, 1 baby appeared about 2 weeks ago, then another yesterday, very happy they are doing well. Glad you found one too, its great when you do isn’t it!
    I have my tank at 27c and all seems ok, they travel all over, up the glass, mainly on the sand, leave cool trails in the sand.

    As for food, they eat most pellets (bloodworm, algae, green mussel as well as others) cucumber, & peas/corn.

    Orange snails would be great and unusual, did you have any of those in?

    Cheers.

    #313451

    keith565
    Participant

    i’ve managed to pick up a few species. elephant, gold spot, chocholate (poso). looking for a few more.
    here is a pic of the elephant snails.

    Attached files

    #313470

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How do you go about breeding these then chaps? Just let them get on with it?

    #313484

    Richy
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 22 2009, 06:38 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    How do you go about breeding these then chaps? Just let them get on with it?


    Yes, let them get on with life lol. They don’t lay eggs either, they hold them and the babies grow tucked up inside the shell then they release little ones. I think the article said they’re held on the right side in the shell. I have 2 babies now, yellow antenna and 2nd might be either white spot or yellow spot

    Matango, no there wasn’t any “orange” but beleive me, they’re next on my snail wishlist /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” /> I guess he’ll deny it though lol

    #313485

    keith565
    Participant

    what pics,lmao

    #313939

    Phill Austen
    Participant

    Hello, does anybody know if keeping these lovely snails in hard water at 74f does them any harm? these were the conditions that I found them in at a local aquatic outlet, and, does anybody know where I can buy the orange bodied elephant snail that looks so good in the PFK article?
    Regards,
    Phill.

    #313945

    keith565
    Participant

    hi Phill
    i keep these in ph 7.4 at about 74-76 and i’ve got a few youngsters from them all.
    i recently picked up some yellow rabbits, not sure what the orange bodied ones are, i’ve only seen the yellow, white spotted, gold spotted, yellow antennae and elephant.
    there is a seller on ebay advertising a few different ones, a little more than you would pay at the shops, buti’ve got the yellows off him and good snails and service. see if richy has been able to get any more.

    #314049

    keith565
    Participant

    yellow rabbits


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