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Do you feel this is a hobby or has it become an obsession?

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

I do agree, there isn't much out there about snails and much knowledge does come from observation and first hand experience.

I'm interested to see what you've found!!
 
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No problem! Glad to meet you too and it's great to have you here!

I respect how you decided to wait until you thought you could make good contributions. But the good thing about this forum is that you don't have to! Any questions you have you can ask it's how we learn! Many of us still have questions too 馃檪

Oh nice, backing up with sources is always great!

I like to believe that excitement is what causes passion. No issue with that!

Yep! It is, but it's also got sections for our various other creatures we all keep!

I'm excited to hear what you've learned! It'll be fascinating 馃檪
 
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That was a more entertaining read than most of the movies out these days LOL

I have recently delved into the world of Bladder Snails (had one hitchhike the one time I broke down and got a plant from a community tank) but I have seen them go at each other in the relatively small container I keep them in.
Fascinating, never knew that much about them though.
 
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I have, at first it was kind of like oh, okay. Wasn't much shocked, I've seen way worse (outside of fishkeeping) but it is certainly an interesting fact of nature. Clean up crew gone rogue, huh? Or extreme? LOL

It does! @manyfacez

I do! Two female, both easily five inches long, Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
Hey, no offence here, not an easy person to offend! And literally pretty much everyone has said the same thing. Lol
For your questions. So, the kiddos of this species I have do not like people. I got them from someone who was giving them away and let's just say they were severely neglected and literally left in a dark corner for an entire year. Pretty much no human contact so they're afraid of humans.
I've had them about a year? The one will let me touch and pet her (took a while), the other one still runs away hissing when I come close. Which is better than when I first got them. So, progress!

Others of their kind that I have met are very sweet. Pick them up and they'll just sit on you. Madagascar hissers aren't the fastest, and they're pretty chill kids. They don't at all bite, or attack. Their defense is the hissing nosie which they make by blowing air out of certain tubes on their body. You can tell when they're going to do it because they inflate their bodies before hand, think a balloon before you let it lose. Then they run away or just cower there. The noise sounds like a poorly imitated cat hiss. It's amusing LOL

With these girls, I do not. Because I respect their dislike of me. But others of their kind? Oh totally will. Get me to someone doing a roach showing and I will be first in line to hold them!

But anyways. There's a long post on some stuff you probably didn't want to know LOL
 
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Do let me know if possible? I would love to hear what else you've learned.

And yes! I've learned about the calcium thing before, I just keep pieces of cuttlebone in my tanks for my kids.
 
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That's great news!!

Oooh? Okay, I most certainly will! Lol
 

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You could do it in "Journals" or "Other fish"?
 
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