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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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so they basically look like my snail in question?

your description of the 2" ones sound like they are a specie of sulawesi snail...

But then again these look so different that they might as well be two different animals =/
That means that my yellow posos never bred after all :'[
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Another thing is that i never see tiny baby MTS. the babies of this odd looking snail are much larger than what most MTS profile pages say they are at birth.
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Nah, sulawesi get MUCH larger than 2". I bred several species of those as well.

They wil hybridize, as an FYI
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and what do those hybrids look like?
What do i have here? an MTS? or a hybrid?

And did you mean that sulawesi snails hybridize or MTS will hybridize WITH sulawesi snails?
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no, sulawesi hybridize with each other.

MTS babies often hide in substrate, i rarely see them in my tanks
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any idea if the hybrids are sterile, or have you not experimented on that yet?

ok then you also agree that what i have here is an MTS case right?
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yea, i think it is an MTS.

I have not determined if the hybrids are sterile
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Ok, thanks for you opinions guys!
The more i look at these, the more it makes more sense why they appear so quickly in my tank. a sulawesi snail would not be able to give birth so many times in such a small time period. I have many more of these odd-looking snails than i have sulawesi snail babies, so these must be MTS.
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I know you asked to abandon but I have to say you're yellow poso is awesome and you're vid is adorable!

If you added anything, plants, wood, rock, etc,it may explain how they got there...

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haha, that has to be my favorite snail themed pic :P
thanks I really love my yellows. its unfortunate that they have not bred yet though...
these MTS all started from one single snail (the one photographed in this thread. its my biggest and oldest MTS). It must have hitch hiked on some moss as a very tiny baby snail because i have never seen one before in any of my tanks and it appeared out of nowhere in my tank with my yellow posos and moss, so i assumed it was born from the yellows! I was wrong...
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I can see this is an older thread, but it caught my eye because I have some MTS snails that are much, much larger than the usual ones. They have no stripes on them, the shell is a dull olive shade. They reproduce more slowly than the small striped ones, have a much larger foot in comparison to the striped ones. I'm trying to get a population of them going, and have been asking here and there if anyone knows of other species or types of MTS. The largest one I've had so far has a foot a bit larger than a dime, and the thick end of the shell is more than one half inch in diameter. The shells tend to be darker in colour at the sharp end.

I quite like these guys. I've been calling mine Olives, because I don't know their proper name. Hoping to get enough numbers so I can sell some later on.

I also have had Yellow and Orange Poso Rabbits. Not in the same tank though. The yellows bred fairly quickly, one baby at a time, but I got 3 or 4 babies from one pair in two months time. They ate my American swords to shreds and uprooted most of the plants with their constant digging to the bottom of the substrate, so I eventually sold them. I liked watching them but they were just too destructive. They have very short antennae and never seem to display them, so I could not observe if antennae were different lengths in males and females.

The orange ones look like a simple colour morph, but I think they're actually a sub species or different species entirely. I wish I could find out for sure what species they all are. Orange Posos have longer antennae, for one thing, which come in two lengths only, and are usually displayed. A professor friend speculates the antennae differences are related to the sex of the snail, though I don't know if the longer antennae belong to the male or female. Females are certainly larger than males at maturity, but that's not much help before they mature. Females being larger than males appears to be common to the Tylos, they certainly have the largest baby snails of any species. The orange ones reproduce one baby at a time too, but less often than the yellow ones did. So far, they don't seem to eat plants, but currently are in bare bottom tanks, so I don't know how much they dig.
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I can see this is an older thread, but it caught my eye because I have some MTS snails that are much, much larger than the usual ones.
Thanks for all that great info. Poso snails were fun to keep (i dont keep them anymore) but they are definitely one on the cooler snails. if one was doing a sulawesi biotope, they would surely be on the list with minimal plants.

As for the MTS there are different species and colors and sizes. mine grew big for an MTS, some 1" or more.
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