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invertmaniac
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PostPosted: 2010.08.03(Tue)9:25    Post subject: Nerite Escape Reply with quote

When I acquired my Tracked Nerites, they were all cruising under the water level at an LFS. A week later, I gazed up at the corner of the tank and saw tons of Zebra Nerites that had climbed up above the water level. I got 5 and ever since they have been constantly escaping my 75g fresh. 3 are MIA and presumed dried up somewhere, 2 were always found sitting at the top of the tank, or cruising OUTSIDE the glass on the back. It got to the point where their shells began to crack so I threw them in my 24g salt nano. They are both sitting at the top, but they are under the water. One has been in there for 24 hours now.

So just remember, people who collect Nerites don't care where they came from, so be prepared to accidentally get Salt/Brackish snails. But, I needed snails for the nano anyways... so it all worked out Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2010.08.03(Tue)12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol. Glad it all worked out for you.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.04(Wed)8:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found another one. He's in the nano now. I got 4 more Zebras and 1 more Tracked. None of the Zebras liked the salt, so they are in fresh. One has almost escaped all ready, but I'm beefing up security. Stupid finicky snails. Mad

I'll get pics
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PostPosted: 2010.08.04(Wed)8:17    Post subject: Reply with quote


Virgin/Zebra on the left, Tracked in the middle, Virgin/Zebra on the right


The two 'extreme' Virgin/Zebras


New Tracked

Stupid blurry camera phone Mad
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