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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I finally gave in and bought a few horned nerites. I do weekly 5% water changes. Water is now 0 Ammonia ~0 Nitrate pH of ~7.2-7.4 gH of 9 My nerites are curled up inside their shells and won't move. Is my gH too low or something? They're in with neocaridina and I was hoping to add some...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi, After some tank changes my shrimp have been doing really well, but I have noticed deaths after they molt. I need some advice on how I can prevent this? I don't have any means to test the GH/KH anymore, but I remember that the KH was very high. The tank water pH is 8.2, is this too high for...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    alright, just got some loaches today, and they came with a floating plant. not sure what the plant is, but its kind of a mesh and has purple leaves on the base part. ANYWAY, the also had some hitch-hikers that are NOT welcome! Its a 10 gal tank (getting a 30 and another 10 this week, so dont...
  4. WTB/RAOK
    Looking to buy 7 or so emperor blue tetras between 0.5 and 1.0 inch (juvenile). There's a seller on AquaBid selling 10 for $27 but I don't need that many and that's $2.7 per which is pricey. Even PetCo is selling them for less right now. The problem with buying from PetCo is that my local one...
  5. For Sale/Trade
    I'm in love with these giant rabbit snails with their amazing personalities. Although they reproduce only about once a month, giving live birth to a perfectly formed miniature version of themselves, after two years I have too many and need to thin the herd. [COLOR=#222222][FONT=Bitstream Vera...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I got a little tub of feeder snails from my fish shop the other day. Most were MTS, but one of them is a little different. I'm guessing it's just a pond snail, but he's been spending most of his time hanging out on the wall just above the water line. I wasn't aware that pond snails left the...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've read that snails can harbor several species of flukes that can infect humans, namely lung and liver flukes. I was wondering, is there a way to purge snails of flukes, or something like that? I'm considering getting some MTS.
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey gang. I've had nine adult Orange Poso snails (almost carrot orange) and four adult Chocolate Poso snails for about nine months. The Chocolates breed like crazy, even the smaller ones breed, they just deliver much smaller babies. The Oranges ones have not. Nothing, not even initial "shock"...
  9. WTB/RAOK
    Looking to feed my dwarf puffers while I go on vacation.
  10. Missouri
    I work in Clayton and have a 3 gallon planted Betta tank on my desk. The Betta and the plants have been doing great since inception (January). However, I've had poor luck with snails. They just seem to do worse and worse and eventually die. I got a Nerite snail about a month ago and he stays...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi, I bought a couple ruffle swords from a LFS last week. Last night I noticed a small new snail in my tank. I know that the plant tank at the LFS had assassin snails in it but I don't think this is an assassin snail. Im not really sure what it is yet, I would appreciate it if someone could...
  12. WTB/RAOK
    Looking for a couple of assassin snails to get rid of ramshorns in a nano setup. Just need a few. Thanks. GOT THEM. THANK YOU.
  13. WTB/RAOK
    looking for "spike-tailed MTS", as they're known. I believe the scientific name is Melanoides granifera. These used to be pretty regularly available on Aquabid about a year ago but it seems there aren't any sellers online anymore. My planted tank is in desperate need of some gravel-sifting and I...
  14. For Sale/Trade
    I have about 5 or so spare assassin snails. I am always in the market for nerites and shrimp. If you are interested in setting up a trade, I would be more than happy to make it happen. Located in the Chicagoland area. Very cold here and would prefer not shipping it anywhere. Thanks for your...
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've got a hitchhiker in my 20g long. They appeared after I got some Rotala nenjenshen. I don't know if these are safe snails or bad ones, I've pulled out 5 so far. Any help on identifying these would be greatly appreciated. Would also like to know if I can just let them be, will they...
  16. Tank Journals
    I decided to brush off my 2 gallon I had laying around the garage. recently I've had this itch to start a "closed system" type planted tank. the substrate is set up the Walstad method of dirt capped with gravel or sand. In this instance I put a layer of red clay in between the dirt and sand. so...
  17. Low Tech Forum
    So i'm about 10 days into my tank cycle and I noticed a pond snail puttin' around. Ive been using crushed up fish flakes as a source of ammonia and its literally caked everything. it almost looks like it snowed in some spots of my tank. Anyways I was thinking id leave the snail in there to help...
  18. WTB/RAOK
    5 assassin snails looking for a new home. Local Los Angeles pickup please, PM me if interested.
  19. For Sale/Trade
    Jungle val, 2 large (24"), 5 medium (16"), 15 odd small (8" or less) for $12 Pending sold, can pull a few more if you'd like and are ordering other stuff from me Wisteria 7 stems for $8 20 Malaysian Trumpet Snails, most larger than 1" for $6 Miscellaneous brown/spotted ramshorns, $5 for 50...
  20. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I'm possibly getting some dwarf puffers soon and already have a decent colony of pond snails going in my no-tech driftwood soaking bin, and so far they like to stay below the water line so I have no lid on the bin they're in. Are there other non finicky snails that will breed in a fresh water...
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