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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 AM
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This is a pond snail


your hitchikers are ramshorn snails...I think. They come in different colors. It looks like they may have the ramshorn shape..?


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Oh awesome! Yeah that is the ones from the pet store I saw, and they had 3 colors.. golden, blue and black!! Now I'm double excited to get them.
They also come in magenta and purple.

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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 01:26 AM
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RAMSHORNS I WANT THEM NOWS!!!!

And mysteries also come in jade, ivory and I think a red shade as well.

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OK, so ramshorn snails are better to have than pond snails or is it all about the same. There is one snail that does not look like the others but it's too small to tell. I will find a magnifying glass and see if I can figure out his shape.

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After my post last night I found two more snails and possibly an egg sac on my mondo grass.

FYI, Mondo Grass isn't aquatic. I made the same mistake once and wondered why it melted in my tank.


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Ramshorns can breed like pond snails just most people prefer them because of their color and shell shape. They are very cool looking snails and if you can keep their population down are great for plants. I wish my snails I had gotten were ramshorn snails. I got garden variety pond snails. Still love Sherlock though, he's so cute and likes to surf my duckweed.

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every morning and every night I have to help my snails. once they reach the surface and float the filter just swirls them around the tank like an amusement ride. They never get close enough to the side to go back down nor are they able to break the surface tension of the water.

this morning i found a 6th snail on my moneywort. It was about the size of a head of a pin. everytime i look at my tank I play find the 6 tiny snails in the forest of giant plants. kind of relaxing too

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Nerites are also male OR female. At least the species I have is (horned or thorn nerite)

Those are definitely little ramshorns. Someone told me recently that their rams were as bad as our ponds had been. However, my rams are slow breeders, I don't have a population issue.

Luckily for you that they hitched a ride, for some reason, they cost a little more to buy than ponds. I've seen the generic ones for 50 cents a snail. I bought mine for 8 cents each, because our local fish store is derped, and doesn't know the difference between a ram or a pond, even if I explain it in small words. lol

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No place around me even SELLS snails other than mystery snails. All other snails are hitchhickers. And all the hitchhickers are pond snails.

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No place around me even SELLS snails other than mystery snails. All other snails are hitchhickers. And all the hitchhickers are pond snails.
if the usps wasn't making me want to beat them with a stick, I'd send you a pair of rams to start you off. But I'm not trusting it with anything perishable at the moment.

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Good idea, it's also colder than Antarctica here right now. I would hate for little snails to freeze to death on the ride over.

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