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scrivens345
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2012, 02:40:00 PM »

If you wish to stop mystery snails producing young, all you need to do is fill the tank so that the snails cannot get completely out of the water, as they lays their eggs above the water line. If you do spot a clutch of eggs, simply remove them
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2012, 04:05:13 PM »

Thanks scrivens but what do the eggs look like?
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2012, 04:22:30 PM »

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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2012, 08:03:56 PM »

Cool....sort of birth control Wink

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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2012, 02:52:08 PM »

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I'm a softie....I would probably end up with a snail tank like someone else on this site Wink



Haha a tank of my physa acuta snails is fine, because they don't grow very big, my biggest is around 1.6 cm's.
Whereas mystery snails grow much, much bigger and will need more space, I think one recommendation is 10 litres per adult?
So you will need a pretty big tank to keep a family of those snails!!

Oh also! I spotted some baby snails in the past few days, they are pretty much dots on the side of the tank at the moment, so I imagine some of the eggs in the Elodea must have hatched  Grin
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2012, 10:17:14 PM »

Awww ....baby dots  Cheesy

Well I got my second snail tonight. I hope it's a female otherwise I'll be giving out snails.
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2012, 03:54:16 AM »

Well here's something I learnt yesterday, anaerobic bacteria in a tank stinks! XD

When I was cleaning the snails tank yesterday, even though the sand isn't very thick at all, I found black spots, underneath the cuttlefish it was entirely black, the cuttlefish stank of eggs, so that is in the organic bin now!
Sucked up all of the black sand, stirred the heck out of everything else! Snails had quite the sand storm!

I think I'm going to feed them calcium a different way, I do not trust cuttlefish after this! I think liquid calcium or calcium tablets will be far safer!

Hopefully if I stir up the sand once a week during maintenance it should stop it from happening again, or I could buy myself some more snails Grin Malaysian Trumpet Snails burrow in sand and would turn it over for me Smiley
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2012, 06:43:50 AM »

Thanks scrivens.
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« Reply #68 on: May 28, 2012, 09:31:02 PM »

Yuck Shocked  Stinky stuff Shocked

What about coral?  Doesn't that leach out calcium?

So I want to share a bit of humor.  After about 1/2 hour in the tank, my older snail was being "saucy" with my new snail.  Yeap it turns out I have a male and female.  The new snail was bothered for hours...what a way to enter a new environment.  So much for my guessing....I'm not good at that either Cheesy

So snail lovers....does the female get very quiet after mating? The new snail (sunny) has been sitting in her shell and bearly moves around.  The male is always on the move...goes all day.  Is that normal? 

I guess I'll be following skwishee's lead and having a snail tank. Smiley
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #69 on: May 29, 2012, 04:09:33 AM »

I'm not sure about apple snails unfortunately Undecided
My snails just never seem to stop! XD

Oh if you do keep apple snails on their own, each adult needs at least 10 litres stocking wise Wink
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« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2012, 09:35:51 AM »

Oh man forgot about stocking size.  Thanks for the reminder. I'm happy with two snails. Perfect amount Smiley
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2012, 07:20:27 AM »

Okay so I'm always going on about the st*pid things I find my snails doing, I sorted their tank out with a filter today after the panic with anaerobic sand I think some beneficial bacteria would be useful, so I've moved the small internal filter into their tank. Lucky's tank should be fine as the external should have enough bacteria by now!

Anyway I was sorting out some photo's and found some of the silly things I've caught my snails doing, so thought I'd share them  Smiley I apologise for the terrible quality, it's hard to get good photo's of them when their so tiny!

First we have the leaning tower of snails followed by the snail bundle... Yes that is one snail trying to swim down with others on his shell, not quite sure how they managed that, but shortly after I took this another snail swam up and joined on!

I'm hoping they'll still do these antics with a filter in the tank......

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« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2012, 09:35:28 AM »

Aww they are so cute.  Cheesy

Who would think snails would be entertaining?
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2012, 03:45:12 PM »

I know right?! Everyone thinks I'm nuts, because they don't take the time to look!

Sadly I don't know if my snails will swim to the surface with the filter now in the tank, but I'd rather have some circulation in there and prodding the sand on a regular basis, than have that insane anaerobic sand again!

I did catch them doing another leaning tower of snails earlier though, there were about 3 of them all on top of each other, so that cheered me up at least they'll still do funny things! Ah my snails <3 some of the babies are starting to grow now! So cute....
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #74 on: June 01, 2012, 03:59:01 PM »

mine take rides on the currents
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2012, 04:00:46 PM »

Haha that sounds cute, I think my guys may be too small to do things like that  Cheesy
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2012, 08:52:12 AM »

Snail circus?
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2012, 03:39:05 PM »

It's funny you mention that, I said on another thread that instead of flea circuses' we should have snail ones Grin
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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2012, 06:26:41 PM »

Step right up folks....it's Skwishee's amazing snails....watch them do summer salts and the stunt defying stack walk.... Cheesy
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #79 on: June 06, 2012, 08:23:33 AM »

One of my guys going up to siphon, with a hitch-hiker: note the totaally disinterested ryukin

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« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2012, 09:16:48 AM »

Miss piggy is thinking...."see this before...these snails are always hitching a ride.  Lazy bums. They need fins."
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2012, 12:43:40 AM »

A really super clutch of eggs to-day

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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2012, 04:06:05 AM »

Aww congrats!
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Re: A Snail Tank!
« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2012, 01:22:59 PM »

well. they're "pinking" up; so this batch is fertile....should hatch in 2 weeks approx.
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