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invertmaniac
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Joined: 22 Dec 2006
Location: Wheaton IL

PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)14:59    Post subject: Favorite snails Reply with quote

I don't know why people say all snails eat plants when only apple snails and columbian ramshorns do. what's your favorite (plant or non-plant eating) I love those blood red ramshorns, but MTS are cool too
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lenoirj
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Location: Yakima, Washington

PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)23:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an albino mystery snail (which I believe is an apple variety that DOESN'T eat plants). It's very entertaining to watch, especially when it climbs to the very top of a plant then sails down to the bottom of the tank. When it climbs through the plants it seems to be eating the algae that is attached to the plants and probably other microorganisms. I have never seen it actually eating a plant.
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Danikins
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Joined: 19 May 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canda

PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have hitchikers, little pond snails, according to the gallery... they're cute, and AWESOME algae eaters. I'm just *waiting* for the day that they overrun my tank though, heh. Confused
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Snarf!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)12:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the ones that burrow. They're just so cool-looking! Smile
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Osprey
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Joined: 15 May 2006
Location: Okotoks, AB

PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to get the p. bridgesii apple snails. Lots and lots of different colours and completely plant safe! They get to about the size of a tennis ball and produce a fair amount of waste, though. I've never heard of the red ramshorns eating plants so long as there was algae and detritus to keep them healthy. Have you had an unpleasant 'snacking' experience?
I love apple and zebra neritina snails (Trying to breed the purple and pink varieties of apple snail. So far, no eggs, but they're definitely been mating, so I have hopes).
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invertmaniac
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Joined: 22 Dec 2006
Location: Wheaton IL

PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)16:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had 2 bridgesii but they died so I'm sticking with ramshorns, mts, pond snails, and maybe a nerite or 2 ( no big snails, to much waste)
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PocketBoy
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Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)12:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a large snail named Princess. She ate cucumbers and such... but often snacked on my fish. She'd also chase the little crabs across the aquarium. lol She died about a year ago. Never found out what type of snail she was.

Anyone know what kind of snails eat fish? She was white, with a tan shell.
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DF Bobo
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Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Location: Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)14:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

malaysian trumpet snails since they keep your gravel clean, but you don't usually see them. they're also a good indicator of when your water quality is messed.
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Kit-Kat
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)21:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery Apple Snail and Ramshorns, I am getting *1* ramshorn for my 1 gal
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