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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Fish and Snails

I don't think I've ever posted pics of my snails before but here goes.

Here are some pics of my Pomacea canaliculata. It's a female. She is approaching baseball size now. She just laid her fourth clutch yesterday. Canas are a bane in planted tanks eating anything in their path rather voraciously. Juveniles are more voracious than adults. Still, canas have loads of personalities. They're unfortunately illegal in several countries to ship around as they're invasive species.






Gold Pomacea bridgesii...Excuse the slight shell erosion on their sutures due to the previous owner's acidic water as she was unable to monitor her parameters from a busy schedule. They're recovering though with my calcium pill dosages.




Bunch of brigs eating snail jello...


Light striped purple gliding towards the back..


Pomacea canaliculata with her babies crawling around her...They're now pea sized. Quick growers!


Marbled deltatail...


I have a black veiltail x crowntail and a white roundtail but no pics yet.lol

Yasuhikotakia modesta, nastiest loach there is. Have 9 of these. Ignore the yellow color. My river setup is very heavy from tannins so I had to use flash.





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Let the loach and snail assimilation begin!
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The second clutch of eggs that hatched last December 4. Here it is. Hope I didn't bore everyone out on snails.lol


Male copulating with the female.

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Hmmm...Dunno if anyone is interested but I'll just update anyway.

Purple diffusa roaming around looking for food. It's from the first clutch. It seems all my clutches yielded more purples than anything else. I do have ivory, burgundy, jade, chestnut, blue and a few others but some are seldom around in sight.





Here's a baby chestnut. It kept circling a pair of leaves of the Egeria densa, probably confused where it should go. It never attempted to 'parasnail' all the time it happened.lol





Chestnut finishing off the algae together with the Clithon corona and a few adult diffusas.





Another chestnut. My sister tried to take pics of its eyes as close as she could.



A few babies crawling around a rock. There are several of them but most spend too much time slacking off on plant leaves, driftwoods and at the back where there is too many plants.




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Thank you for the nice pictures, are all of the subjects in the same tank?


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Hi NS,

No, they aren't. Canas and brigs are separated as the canas are more ravenous over foods and will easily outcompete the brigs. I'm planning to get more tanks as the baby brigs are growing rather quickly and more babies are hatching daily in the egg clutches.lol

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Wow those are the best looking purple snails i have ever seen!
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