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Old 10-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #1 
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Runaway Nerite

Whilst throwing in the purigen in the HOB today to clear my tank from tannins, I noticed a spiral looking thing on my white shelf, that bore an uncanny resemblance to my... nerite!
well, duh. it was my one and only nerite, who escaped the rimless widow side tank. or I may have yanked him out accidentally when I pulled the filter out.

hmm :/
he's all dry, and I presumed he was dead.
never the less, I dropped him in Kuro's tank, (which has a rim overhang)
and not so surprisingly, he came back to life.

The shrimps all mustve smelt something fishy and came to see if anything was edible.

After a while he flipped himself over and went on his own merry way...

Kuro ofcourse is wondering why I'd introduced yet another abominable creature in his territory...
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Glad he is okay love the tank see you use semi-aquatic plants too.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:21 AM   #3 
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semi aquatic? i had some in my HOB
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I meant in the third pics background you see a plant with itsa roots in water and stem above.
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I meant in the third pics background you see a plant with itsa roots in water and stem above.
oh lol, that's a floater. it's an amazon frogbit. I guess you could call it semi aquatic, if the top surface of the leaves get trapped under water it will rot. but it does need the water under the leaves to survive.
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Glad its okay! lol
I haven't had any escapees yet. But they're neat little things.
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Glad its okay! lol
I haven't had any escapees yet. But they're neat little things.
im glad too :) already lost one before on the way home D:
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Hahahhaha! Nerites are so funny. I'm happy he is still alive. I really want to give a nerite another try. I just might not get it this time from Petco. ;)

I love your tanks dude!!!! They are so awesome! I just received my plants yesterday *through the mail* and was so disappointed because three plants were all brown and almost dead! I waited over a week to get them and now deadish looking. *sigh* Where do you get your plants from btw?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #9 
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I get them through LFS and some local aquarists :D people are generous hee and often give plants away ^___^

I would offer to ship you some plants.... but I doubt it will come anywhere close to filling up your tank :D

what plants did you get?
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That happened to one of mine. It had been several days since I had seen it so I just threw him away

I have 2 left in separate tanks, gonna try and breed them soon
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