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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-02-2009, 03:02 AM
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Views: 718
Posted By Lupin
Very interesting point. Snails should never be...

Very interesting point. Snails should never be kept in a pH below 7.4 to minimize the chances of shell erosions if you meant them as your pets rather than actually removing them out of the tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-02-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Lupin
I don't think any of my baby pink brigs stayed...

I don't think any of my baby pink brigs stayed pink for a long time. They eventually develop purple tinge as well hence called light striped purple (lsp). Here's the chart....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Lupin
Absolutely I agree!

Absolutely I agree!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-17-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Lupin
Sue, they're in a tank by themselves and I got...

Sue, they're in a tank by themselves and I got more eggs than what I asked for.:eek5: 80-90 eggs I think.


Did they say where it originated? Mine does have an almost purple hue but predominantly...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-15-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Lupin
Talking Mystery Snails, Rare Trumpet Snail and Breeding of Assassin Snails

Please excuse my water marks since I can't remove them.:icon_roll Here are some new pics of them eating a rather large pellet.:smile:...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By Lupin
Forget keeping any snails with Botia dario. These...

Forget keeping any snails with Botia dario. These ones are avid snail consumers. You could try kuhlis and dojos if you want loaches that won't eat snails.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 36,623
Posted By Lupin
This is always my experience with assassins. They...

This is always my experience with assassins. They seem to prefer snails half their size and larger while ignoring smaller ones until they are at a size just right for the assassins. I had upgraded...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By Lupin
Nerites have plenty of reasons to come out of the...

Nerites have plenty of reasons to come out of the water. A couple of mine always lounge above the waterline and I mix them with my ramshorns, MTS, brigs, etc. Many others remain underwater however...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By Lupin
That's well said.:thumbsup:

That's well said.:thumbsup:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-03-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By Lupin
Bladder snails (Physas sp.) to be more precise....

Bladder snails (Physas sp.) to be more precise. They don't really eat healthy plants however they will eat dying or dead plant parts.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-03-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,708
Posted By Lupin
Leave them to establish IMO. They're part of the...

Leave them to establish IMO. They're part of the ecosystem and their population is influenced by the food supply you shell out to your livestocks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Lupin
Philippines, Alan.:biggrin:

Philippines, Alan.:biggrin:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Lupin
I haven't planned exporting yet.:biggrin:

I haven't planned exporting yet.:biggrin:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-01-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Lupin
New Snails of the Philippines

Just thought I'd share pics of my snails, all native from the Philippines. More coming as I work my way through more sources in various places.:smile:

Septaria psittacea...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-01-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,282
Posted By Lupin
What are the pH and KH? What snails are they?

What are the pH and KH? What snails are they?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-01-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,597
Posted By Lupin
Assassins are obvious. Bumblebee stripes form on...

Assassins are obvious. Bumblebee stripes form on the shells. They're not really fast breeders but they can take down almost any snail in their path although a few have been lucky not to have their...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-31-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Lupin
I still have a few MTS trying to float at the...

I still have a few MTS trying to float at the surface to evade the assassin snails.:rolleyes:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Lupin
Sorry, but any loach that will eat snails, will...

Sorry, but any loach that will eat snails, will also eat shrimps.


Better? Maybe and maybe not. It would take a lot of assassins to make a large dent on the population in one go. In my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Lupin
They're Vitta usnea var. red if they're indeed...

They're Vitta usnea var. red if they're indeed color morphs of the olive nerites.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Lupin
It's a hit or miss. Shrimps can molt and at that...

It's a hit or miss. Shrimps can molt and at that stage, they're more vulnerable to attacks. No doubt, the yoyos will get a taste of them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Lupin
I'll guess Vittina sp. Not sure of exact ID...

I'll guess Vittina sp. Not sure of exact ID though but there are over hundreds of species of nerites.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Lupin
I find it interesting and surprising that the...

I find it interesting and surprising that the nearly indestructible MTS failed to survive while the other species are still alive so copper may unlikely be the issue although it's a good theory not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Lupin
What snails are still surviving? What are your pH...

What snails are still surviving? What are your pH and KH?
Forum: Fish 03-19-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Lupin
I don't think so. It's purely coincidental that...

I don't think so. It's purely coincidental that the planaria and detritus worms were around while your fish are suffering from the infestation of intestinal parasites. Add garlic on the food and then...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-19-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By Lupin
I knew you could pop in here, Rachel.:smile: Good...

I knew you could pop in here, Rachel.:smile: Good luck selling the 700 nerites.:biggrin:
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