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post #49391 of 71165 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 11:40 PM
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snails are sooo cute!


someone on tumblr has a rabbit snail that has had like two babies so far. i talked to her and she said "i think i can expect one more." i was like "you should expect about 10"

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I would think IAL would have the same effect and yet I just read from a snail breeder that they love to eat hardwood leaves like IAL.
maybe its something that is in the wood itself?

If you want some adult trapdoors, I can get some from the lake but you might want to quarentine them for a bit as I heard they can carry parasites. I actually used jungle's fizzies on the adults when I was treating someone for ich. I missed the part about being harmful to mollusks. or was it malachite green? I used something in the tank I wasnt supposed to

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I'd put some in my 20gal but now that I have the loaches, I can't. I already put my nerite in there on the hopes that he's too big for the loaches to bug. If not, I'll yank him out.

EDIT: I wonder how long before my baby trapdoors grow up . . .
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I though loaches needed like a 50 gallon tank?

ooh neon pink snails...


I have no idea how long it takes them to grow...

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Mine are dwarf loaches that get maybe 3 inches long. But they are also crazy expensive, averaging $9.99 per fish.

Pink! The ones I'm getting are pale pink ramshorns, really pale pink.
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last time i checked, my LPS sold the trapdoors, big and mossy like yours, Tiki! but i didn't look today, i didn't want anymore critters xD

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I saw one once at an LFS but only once.
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all i ever see for sale are apples.

all i can find out is that they are slow growing and Females give birth to from about 6 to 20 babies at a time. Yeah, I know that part already...

u know you want more critters.

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I wonder if I could find trapdoors in the creek.
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I dont know if this is the same thing or not.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_mystery_snail
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Distribution

Though native to East Asia from the tropics of Indochina to northern China, this species has established itself in North America.

Shell of Bellamya chinensis


Nonindigenous distribution

Its popularity as an aquarium animal has led to the accidental introduction (via aquarium dumping) of this snail in many areas where it has become a problematic invasive species.
Bellamya chinensis is an introduced species in the United States. It is found in "any or all of the tributaries on Grand Island and on both sides of the Niagara River in the United States and Canada."[3]
It is regulated in Minnesota where it is illegal to release it into the wild.[4]
Ecology

Feeding habits

This species is primarily an algae eater. These snails are popular in aquariums because they do not eat fish eggs or plants, they do not overpopulate aquariums, and they close up if there is a water problem, giving people an indication that something is wrong a few weeks before the fish die.[5]
Life cycle

Reproduction is initiated sexually. Bellamya chinensis, in common with several other related species of snails, gives birth to live young
I live on the other side of the state from the niagra river - near vermont...

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