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Old 12-23-2013, 01:47 AM   #11 
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^_^

Here's a little size comparison chart... everything is teensey!





So the pygmy cories are about the size of the momma neos. The momma neos are a little bit bigger than the trumpets snails, the amano is almost double the size of the pygmies. The lone male endler guppy is about as long as the pygmies in body length, but his tail makes him look quite a bit bigger...

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:26 AM   #12 
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And the litorella...? growing new leaf and root! I'd say it's not doing too badly at all ^_^ Does anyone else have a curious case of upside down snails?



I'm raising water hardness to see if it will slow down some bba growth i'm getting, but it seems to be taking a toll on the hc...


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Old 12-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #13 
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nice looking cube. makes me miss my pygmies. seriously one of the cutest fish species ever.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #14 
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Oh yes, I get the upside down snails as well, I tend to call them Jesus Snails at that point haha. My Mystery loves to try to go upside down but she's getting to the point where she's a little too big and can't venture far out past the wall.
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Ahh, yay I am not the only one! I was horrified to see my snails attempt that, and I could not find much info on it. I thought there was something bad in the water and they wanted out
That tank is gorgeous! Emersed tanks always look so intriguing.
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Ahh, yay I am not the only one! I was horrified to see my snails attempt that, and I could not find much info on it. I thought there was something bad in the water and they wanted out
That tank is gorgeous! Emersed tanks always look so intriguing.
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Yeah it's just them wanting to explore. They basically fill themselves with air I believe and then because they can achieve the perfect water tension ratio, they are able to "walk" upside down on the water. It's very normal for small snails to do! Bigger snails will attempt like mind but they don't always achieve it lol
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #17 
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Oh yes, I get the upside down snails as well, I tend to call them Jesus Snails at that point haha. My Mystery loves to try to go upside down but she's getting to the point where she's a little too big and can't venture far out past the wall.
I think at some point they get too large and heavy for the surface tension to hold :D your mystery snail looks lovely, I can totally imagine sticking a pellet in its foot when it comes up to the surface like that!

Mystery snails are one of the snails I never owned XD they get a bit too big for any of my tanks :P

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Ahh, yay I am not the only one! I was horrified to see my snails attempt that, and I could not find much info on it. I thought there was something bad in the water and they wanted out
That tank is gorgeous! Emersed tanks always look so intriguing.
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haha, I think they're trying to nom on the surface protein... which suits me just fine as they do a good job keeping it sparkling ^_^
seeing them upside down AND blown around by the current really cracks me up though :P I took this vid the other day of my shrimps. You can see the snails travelling backwards and in circles around the surface

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nice looking cube. makes me miss my pygmies. seriously one of the cutest fish species ever.
They are! They're so teensey and wiggly XD and trying to watching them wrestle a black worm? outright adorable!



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awww. thanks for the cool pic.looks like he is eating pasta. **slurrrp**
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Hitching an upside down ride....

Merry Xmas!




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lol, that's a cute pic!

Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

What kind of snail is the bigger one? The small one looks like a Pond Snail?
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