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Nerite snails

Haven't been shooting to much lately, these were some snails I got from Inverts factory.

Boo!




This is what happens to nerites in a low PH, looks like a brain!


Stripes~!




I have these is my ADA 30 cube, tough little bugger to capture in frame!



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First of all, that's some amazing photography. Well done.

Second, I hope you moved that little guy out of the low pH tank and into something more neutral.
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OH MAH GAH! Those are AWESOME pics. I love the Nerite and Shrimp shot.
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Thanks, I have all low PH tanks. I try to epoxy the shells when they get like that, sometimes it works others it doesn't.


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This is the Picture (Excellent Snails)
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Great shots and really cool snails! Where did you get them? [if you don't mind my asking]
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Refer to the first post. Invertz Factory.
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Thank you I looked up "inverts factory" from your first post originally and didn't find it... "Invertz Factory" yielded much better results Thanks again! And again, wonderful photos!
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Maybe you can supply some calcium source, not too much that it alters your pH greatly. Several clam shells probably would work for them to feed on.

I have observed these snails to be munching each others' shell, probably seeking for extra calcium they need.

These snails could be a blessing or the other way around. They consume algae, goes true to those hard GSA as well. However they also do eat my plants in the process. Lightly infested anubias would have plenty of holes after they graze, and recently I found my staurogyne rather bald and caught the snails on top of the stack.


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Beautiful pics! I have also heard that adding calcium helps the snails shells

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I do add Ca via CaCl2, about 1/2 tsp. once a week on my 55


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You take beautiful pictures and have beautiful, algae-free tanks with some very healthy-looking inhabitants. May I ask what you use to take your pictures?
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Thank you! Im using a Canon XTi with a Canon 100mm macro lens for these shots.


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