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02-20-2013 10:27 PM
Paulcm10 u see i don't want eggs all over my tank...
what if they lay their eggs all over the place. will my shrimp eat the eggs?
02-20-2013 10:13 PM
Lexinverts Have you tried Nerites? They are good algae eaters, don't eat plants, and are attractive.
The downside is that they will leave their white eggs on the glass and driftwood, plants, etc...
02-20-2013 10:05 PM
Paulcm10 i don't have any LFS stores that could get me pagodas...
and are there any other snails that are colorful and unique? =o
02-20-2013 09:38 PM
Lexinverts
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can anyone sell me any of these snails like pagoda or yellow antenna rabbit snails? =o
i would love to get a hold of a couple!
Yellow Antennas (Tylomelania gemmifera) are very inactive. I wouldn't get those. They'll bore you to death.

I found Pagodas at my local fish store. Maybe yours could order you some.

Bob's Tropical Plants has the Thiara winteri if you wanted to try your hand at those.

Good luck!
02-20-2013 09:02 PM
Paulcm10 can anyone sell me any of these snails like pagoda or yellow antenna rabbit snails? =o
i would love to get a hold of a couple!
02-20-2013 08:06 PM
AquaPipes Yellow Antenna Rabbit snails are considered safe for most plants. As to Pagoda snails, they tend to do best with a high current and oxygen levels in the tank.
02-20-2013 07:59 PM
Lexinverts
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i had pagodas (brotia pagodula) give birth in freshwater, though they were very difficult to keep for any amount of time with much success.
Cool. That's interesting. I haven't seen mine breed so I thought they were like the Faunus ater snails that need brackish water for larval development.
I have had good survival keeping Pagodas with my rabbit snails under Sulawesi conditions.

I have had no success with the Thiara winteri snails. They have all died on me, in a variety of conditions.
02-20-2013 04:57 PM
msjinkzd i had pagodas (brotia pagodula) give birth in freshwater, though they were very difficult to keep for any amount of time with much success.
02-20-2013 04:40 PM
mordalphus Thiara winteri get to about 1.5 to 2 inches, and they burrow like mts. Not quite as much as mts, but they still spenda good portion of their ttime under the substrate.
02-20-2013 02:19 PM
Paulcm10 the pagoda snails how big are they?

and Thiara winter how big? =o

i have MTS and i can never see them in my tank. i want a couple that i can actually see every once in a while haha
02-20-2013 07:29 AM
mordalphus
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will they eat all kinds of plants or certain ones?
if so is there any other type of unique snails that would get along with RCS and breed very slow?
Thiara Winteri, they burrow in the substrate like MTS, but only make a baby a month.

They are like a smaller spikey rabbit snail (or you call elephant snail),
02-20-2013 05:01 AM
Lexinverts
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will they eat all kinds of plants or certain ones?
if so is there any other type of unique snails that would get along with RCS and breed very slow?
You could try Pagoda snails. Supposedly, they don't eat plants much as long as they are well fed. They only can breed in brackish water. They are hardy and very unique.

Go here for a pic.
02-20-2013 04:23 AM
Paulcm10 ...
will they eat all kinds of plants or certain ones?
if so is there any other type of unique snails that would get along with RCS and breed very slow?
02-19-2013 06:50 AM
mordalphus They love eating plants I fed them trimmings
02-19-2013 06:23 AM
Paulcm10 aw man... they will eat my plants? ((
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