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Old 01-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #101 
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one of the new nerites on a spinach leaf
how long can you leave that leaf in the water b4 it spoils?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #102 
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how long can you leave that leaf in the water b4 it spoils?
This is the first time I have given them a spinach leaf. Today is day 3 and the leaf sank and has holes in it where they nommed on it. So I will give them a new leaf today.

So I say 3 days

Spinach is good for them because it has calcium.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #103 
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xD my single mystery snail finishes a leaf alone in about three days. He is such a big pig.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:14 PM   #104 
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yes they are!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #105 
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I've purchased both spinach and zuchini today and will try to feed either to my snail. My snail can clear the mesh divider full of brown algea in 3 days. He cant clear the long brown hair algea but the other is easy.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #106 
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Alright, I'm way too excited about this. I had to meet my dad halfway between home and my school this morning to switch cars, and I figured that I'd stop by the LFS just to look around (famous last words) and discovered that they had Nerites! So I had to pick one up - he made the hour-ish long drive exceptionally well and is now acclimating to his new tank.

I did notice when I got back to my dorm that a small piece of his shell has erroded - is this something that can be corrected with high pH (my tanks are around 7.6-7.8), clean water, and a high calcium diet, or is the damage permanent? If it is irreversible, is there anything I can do to help him?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #107 
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xD my single mystery snail finishes a leaf alone in about three days. He is such a big pig.
Do you blanche the spinach first or just give it the way it is? After washing of course!
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I blanch, it just floats otherwise and my snail can't get to it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #109 
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I need to find a way to slow down my snails. I'm being overrun with rams and ponds! I'm sure there's way too many malaysians too, but they're all hiding in the sand, so I can't see them. >_<

I told my fiance that we may need more assassins, since the one obviously can't keep up with the population explosion. Or, I might start listing some online.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #110 
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I actually got a one gallon tank with a filter and light and am breeding pond snails in it instead of the shrimp tank (Petsmart was out of shrimp). My goal with this is to have a large population and, if dreams do come true, sell them as food for assassin snails and large fish or for people to just have them as pets for their tanks. I made a thread in the journals section about it that has pics.
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