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PostSubject: my snail tank   Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:18 am

this is my new snail set up. 90 ltr river reef tank with ruby and tiger nerites and some of my home bred Sulawesi elephant snails,

















and these are a couple of other snails i have in my other tanks.
horned armour snails and more elephants.















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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:45 am

Beautiful snails there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:25 pm

thank you. i`m keeping my eye out for some other interesting varieties to add to my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Fri May 01, 2009 8:53 am

Lovely photos and snails.

I will warn you though that you look to have too many nerites in your tank, I would suggest thinning out the numbers a bit to make sure they don't starve.
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Fri May 01, 2009 11:16 am

I am feeding extra algae wafers and cucumber.
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Mon May 04, 2009 12:39 pm

Hi,

Great snails you have there and lovely tank too. I also have a few Sulawesi snails (gold spotted I think), along with Nerites and Apple Snails.

I've had my Sulawesi Snails about 8wks and are proving easy to care for eating everything from cucumber to bloodworm pellets. Great photo of baby snail, I have five babies born over the time I've had them, every 2 wks or so another seems to appear Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Tue May 05, 2009 8:05 am

Ooh nice pics, that little black trumpet fella intrigues me, what kind is it?
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Tue May 05, 2009 1:05 pm

its a baby Sulawesi elephant snail you can find them at the snail shop. look at the other photos to see the adults.
thanks matango your adult looks in a much better condition than any of mine has it got any shell erosion? do you know if the erosion repairs its self?
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Wed May 06, 2009 12:35 pm

Hi jonboy,

Regarding shell erosion, mine look pretty good, the only noticeable erosion is some pitting towards the shell tips, some of which have worn ends, but I think this maybe normal as they get older? or maybe due to acidic water? It's hard to find any information on these snails, I guess we learn as we go along!
I don't think once they are eroded they will repair, hopefully the baby snails will remain in better shell condition!
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Wed May 06, 2009 12:59 pm

pretty much as i thought but worth asking. i read somewhere that its because they are wild caught and the young should be ok if kept in hard water i live on the south coast so hopefully i should have some good looking snails in a while.
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Fri May 08, 2009 10:29 am

Matango wrote:

Regarding shell erosion, mine look pretty good, the only noticeable erosion is some pitting towards the shell tips, some of which have worn ends, but I think this maybe normal as they get older? or maybe due to acidic water? It's hard to find any information on these snails, I guess we learn as we go along!
I don't think once they are eroded they will repair, hopefully the baby snails will remain in better shell condition!

Usually snail shells just wear down over time as snails clamber around. Wild caught adults are usually in worse condition than c/b adults due to the harsher conditions that they live in. The babies that people have at the moment will look stunning when adult! Acidic water also causes shell erosion, but it is rarely a problem for the Uk as most of our water is hard and alkaline.

Once the shell has eroded that is pretty much it; they cannot repair it. They may be able to repair holes or breaks near the edge of the mantle (the shell opening), but holes near the spire won't be healed.
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PostSubject: Re: my snail tank   Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:39 am

Nice snails you got there.
I see you're an elephant-addicted, just like me (kidding) Smile
I expecially like the horned armour snail you got.
Regards.
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