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Old 03-02-2013, 02:16 AM   #481 
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That's like a lobster lol. Wha is that thing!?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #482 
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It's called a "freshwater lobster" at the lfs, it's really a crayfish though. He really is amusing to watch though.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #483 
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I've had a green sunfish for 8+ months out in the pond, and decided to bring him in for a week or two to get him eating pellets and so I can actually see him lol I haven't seen this at all for 6 months.







And here's my blue gourami and gold mystery snail


And I decided to take some photos of my mystery snail with my hand to show how big he is. I've only taken him out once before and I've had him for over a year. I don't recommend it as a thing you do often, but if you really want to make sure your hands are clean and that your snail isn't freaked out. Mine crawls around my hand and licks it. It feels really funky.

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Wow. That is a big snail. How long have you had it?
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Wow. That is a big snail. How long have you had it?
around a year
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:23 AM   #486 
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Where did you get a sunfish? I've only seen them on aquabid. They're not native to CA as far as I can tell from the books. Mostly in Florida and the Gulf. I think the only cool native fish we have are sturgeon. I've seen baby sturgeon at my LFS. Maybe I'll put one of those in the pond instead of the koi.
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And I decided to take some photos of my mystery snail with my hand to show how big he is. I've only taken him out once before and I've had him for over a year. I don't recommend it as a thing you do often, but if you really want to make sure your hands are clean and that your snail isn't freaked out. Mine crawls around my hand and licks it. It feels really funky.
wow that mystery snail is amazing

is a mystery snail the same as a apple snail? because my apple snails only lived two months:( how do you care for your mystery snail? and how do you get it to be so big?

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Where did you get a sunfish? I've only seen them on aquabid. They're not native to CA as far as I can tell from the books. Mostly in Florida and the Gulf. I think the only cool native fish we have are sturgeon. I've seen baby sturgeon at my LFS. Maybe I'll put one of those in the pond instead of the koi.
Greens are found in Virginia, too. The are all up and down the eastern US. They are the most common sunfish I find in creeks around here. Pumpkinseed are nice for ponds, too. And I would probably go made and come hug your sturgeon if you got one. They are a dream of mine!
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Where did you get a sunfish? I've only seen them on aquabid. They're not native to CA as far as I can tell from the books. Mostly in Florida and the Gulf. I think the only cool native fish we have are sturgeon. I've seen baby sturgeon at my LFS. Maybe I'll put one of those in the pond instead of the koi.
Almost everyone I know who's ever had one got it as a Easter egg, meaning it came in with a batch of feeder fish at a pet store. I got mine from a costumer at petsmart but I didn't think to ask were she got it.
That would be so cool if you got a sturgeon, they carry them at dolphin pet village sometimes but are only suited for large outdoor ponds or professional aquariums.
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wow that mystery snail is amazing

is a mystery snail the same as a apple snail? because my apple snails only lived two months:( how do you care for your mystery snail? and how do you get it to be so big?
Thanks! He was the size of a nickle when I got him :D
Mystery snails are a type of apple snail, there are several different subspecies. the mystery subspecies doesn't eat live plants and won't get as big as the true apple snail.

I don't do to much lol I keep the water clean, and he eats algae, cucumber I put in for my pleco, and sometimes I put in algae wavers for him. I've found that it's hit or miss with snails, some do really well but others don't seem to be healthy from the start and it's hard to tell if they are unhealthy or not. When buying snails always try to get the one who is very active, rather than the snail with the prettiest shell.

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Thanks! He was the size of a nickle when I got him :D
Mystery snails are a type of apple snail, there are several different subspecies. the mystery subspecies doesn't eat live plants and won't get as big as the true apple snail.

I don't do to much lol I keep the water clean, and he eats algae, cucumber I put in for my pleco, and sometimes I put in algae wavers for him. I've found that it's hit or miss with snails, some do really well but others don't seem to be healthy from the start and it's hard to tell if they are unhealthy or not. When buying snails always try to get the one who is very active, rather than the snail with the prettiest shell.

thanks for the info seeing how big your snail is makes me want to get another one, but i don't think i should because i don't know why both mine died in the same week:( and my tank's probably to small anyway, but that is one awesome mystery snail you've got

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