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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Sorry I've been so scarce lately. Life has gotten the better of me. To say the least. I'm happy to hear that some of you got live snails that continued to survive. So this wasn't a complete loss.... But a lot of you didn't. I even did a few resends, and three new sends on Tuesday. I didn't even...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Hi guys. Sorry for the delay. As some of you know, I had surgery on Friday. All is well, but my soar body wasn't really up for me moving around much this weekend... Okay.... All of these snail problems are so disheartening. I had such a good track record with shipping before. And as all of you...
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    My Mystery Snail Clutches

    Sorry for the delay in response. I was away for a few days. I wouldn't keep them in the tupperware for long. I'd actually suggest keeping them in a breeder net inside of an established tank. You get one for cheap at a FLS. One of the mesh ones with the plastic frame will do just fine. Bototm...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    I blame USPS. They have aggaravated me too many times this week. So that means they are to fault. Probably played shot put with the box and stressed them out I've got you marked for a reship! We will try again!
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Bumblebat I"m so sorry :'( So my bad box count is up to 3 1/2. How upsetting..... :'( :'( The post office is really aggravating me this time around. Did your heat pack fail? Let me know if you want me to try again. Plus there is two people who's tracking is not working. I really am beginning to...
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    My Mystery Snail Clutches

    LOL that's fun that the search sends you to FL threads. I do agree with the short trip to the top. It's easier for them. I do have some in a 10g. JustKeepSwimming did you ever get the PM about the RAOK list you are on? Do you want me to remove you from it or are you still interested? I have...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Found more heat packs elsewhere. 72 hour packs will be shipped to me in 1-3 business days. For those of you still waiting for shipping.... depending on my temperature and your temperature, I may have to delay shipping if the packs don't get to me BEFORE Tuesday morning. (I ship at 8am) FYI
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    betta in community tank...let the debate begin!

    LOL this is certainly not the place to hang around to PREVENT mts. That's for sure. I personally came down with the disease very quickly after joining FL. Yeah, I personally wouldn't risk putting two dwarf gourami's in the same tank. The honey DG are the most dosile out of all of the...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    chippygal Geez, I hope I didn't make a mistake sending the packages to IN without heatpacks. Your temperatures were supposed to be A-ok. If the water was cold, just acclimate them slowly and give them time. I'm sure they are also tired of being jossled around during shipping. You could also try...
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    betta in community tank...let the debate begin!

    Glad to hear you decided on one gourami. Their personalities are argueably as fun as bettas Now where are those pictures? LOL I have these. Love them! I believe they also come in two different color variations. The ones on the link (above) appear to have a goldish/orange hugh to their...
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    Question Ms clutch

    Oh my gosh.... be careful what you wish for. LOL!!!! I got clutches like crazy but a LOT of them were infertile. I got one or two small ones here and there that hatched a few snails..... but like, 30 LARGE clutches in between each one that resulted in no snails. And I tried soooooo many...
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    Question Ms clutch

    It was really great! I was in dire need of getting away too. arty0024: Butttt back to reality now LOL Awwwww thanks Holy buckets, 150!?! O.o What are you going to do with them all? Did you find a pet store to take some off your hands? I thought my last two simultanious hatches were bad...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    hahahahaha that's great! I needed a good laugh this morning. ________________ ****ADJUSTING LIST***** $=confirmed/shipping paid X=contact confirmed * =pm sent/not confirmed Shipped 4/9 8am CST, 3 snails each NY and WI shipped with heat pack OH and IN shipped withOUT heat pack 1...
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    Introductions and some questions

    In regards to post #1: What a pretty boy! 1. I agree with the above. 0 0 5 sounds like its perfectly cycled to me. I'd go for it. If Tristan's current tank is at a different temp or different parameters then the bookshelf tank, be sure to acclimate him for a bit first. Don't just 'drop' him in...
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    Question Ms clutch

    If I spot the clutch right away (say, as it's being laid).... I wait a day or two. The clutches seem to be a bit softer when they are first laid. At that point I remove it from the wall, if I want to use an incubator. Also understand, that the longer you wait to remove it, the harder (and...
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    29 Gallon Tank Dwarf Gourami

    I have a honey dwarf gouarmi (DG) in my 27g cube tank. It has a eheim canister fiter that has a spray bar. The spray bar is not baffled with anything and it is pointed slightly angeled down from the top water line. The DG could care less. Swims all over the place. She also comes up to the water...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Please PM me your shipping address so I can get a mailing label ready. I'll be shipping more boxes out tomorrow morning! I"ll be on the look out for the paypal Not a problem! Got plenty o snails to go around this time! Check one of my posts that shows my signature. I have a link in it for a...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    ****ADJUSTING LIST***** see post 291 for a LOT of info $=confirmed/shipping paid X=contact confirmed * =pm sent! 1 foxhill2 $ 2 Bumblebat X 3 Featherfin $ 4 Sora $ 5 TylerLovesFish X 6 tress29 $ 7 AquaPeanut X 8 gingerone $ 9 ghardin $ 10 Malcolm $ 11 JustKeepSwimming * 12...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    If you feed them the snail jello on a regular basis, you should be good If you run out of snail jello, you can try straight zucchini...... or Ken's Calcium Veggie Sticks. www.kensfish.com However, I can also recommend liquid calcium supplement. I use it in my snail tanks just to be doubly sure...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Slight listing update (symbols) ****ADJUSTING LIST***** see post 291 for a LOT of info $=confirmed/shipping paid X=contact confirmed * =pm sent! 1 foxhill2 $ 2 Bumblebat X 3 Featherfin $ 4 Sora $ 5 TylerLovesFish X 6 tress29 $ 7 AquaPeanut X 8 gingerone $ 9 ghardin $ 10...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Holy buckets, I've got a lot of catching up to do I've also got a lot of info to pass on.... so excuse the snail novel. It's kinda necessary!!! LOL Okay, first and foremost.... Sorry for the MIA. Was on vacation. And since I'm a programmer, I tend to relish the few chances I have to get...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    The darker one is purple. This picture was taken while they were still pretty small. The purples get darker with growth. THou I do occasionally get some that seem to be somewhere in the middle of magenta and purple....... THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE ONE OF THOSE. Why? Well, the foot isn't dark. YET...
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    So I Was Thinking... Fishlore Mansion?

    Near?! How about IN
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    Snail questions

    I totally agree! Don't give up on the nerites. Clear packing tape does wonders in closing up open spots LOL (just put two pieces.... one under and one over, sticky side to sticky side.... so the nerites don't potentially climb on it when it's new and get stuck! lol) As for filter out-takes...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    I had two drop outs on the original 10. Just haven't had a chance to email additional people, yet to get it back up to 10. I'll do that soon! You and Malcolm will get a snail mail ****ADJUSTING LIST***** see post 261 & 272 $=confirmed X=contact confirmed bold= PM's sent! 1 foxhill2 $ 2...
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    Snail questions

    Absolutley If you really like nerites there are ways to help protect them from themselves LOL
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    ****update on snail boxes**** So, the weather is NOT going to cooperate. Currently have a storm pushing thru my area today. And I also have a medical problem that is beyond my control that is going to be taking up some of my time today and tomorrow. That being said, the snails will not ship...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    I have a L O T of snails in my breeder net right now. Hard to tell how many I have past 10 snail boxes until I start shipping some out. LOL! But I do still think I will have more. I will save more clutches going into the future. Possibly starting in May. I can't this upcoming month because I...
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    TSS: more is better?

    A lot of people put plants and wood in right away. I think it's a bit of preference with this one. Keep in mind, that when you get to the end result (nitrates).... plants do consume some nitrates. So it could slightly skew your readings towards the end of the process. Buttttt unless your putting...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    ADJUSTING LIST see post 261 $=confirmed X=contact confirmed 1 foxhill2 $ 2 Bumblebat X 3 CodyJ X 4 Featherfin X 5 Sora 6 3aquariums 7 TylerLovesFish X 8 tress29 $ 9 AquaPeanut X 10 gingerone $ 11 ghardin 12 Malcolm 13 JustKeepSwimming 14...
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    Mordin's thread :) (updated regularly)

    OH no! I hope he makes a miraculous recovery! Sending fishie prayers your way!!!!
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    So I Was Thinking... Fishlore Mansion?

    LOl we may need numerous meetings a day. Oooooooh no. Nonononononono.....
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    My Furnds

    Is this the innocent looking white one that overstocked your tank?
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    kb9plc is a snailMA!!!!! Woot woot!!

    Holy buckets! Time to start taking down those clutches as soon as you see them!!!
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    Tequila is all gone, now what?

    Ammended entry for webster's dictionary pondsnail - immortal shelled creature that prefers to live in water. known for hitch-hicking on plants. often found in ponds, swams, personal aquariums, and jars of muck.
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    kb9plc is a snailMA!!!!! Woot woot!!

    I think your main problem is going to be you are on one side of the pond and we are on the other! How many you got going on, Magoo?
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    So I Was Thinking... Fishlore Mansion?

    no u dont
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    kb9plc is a snailMA!!!!! Woot woot!!

    Wait. I'm not counting ramshorns and mts. Otherwise yah. I'm somewhere in that ratio LOL
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    Could anybody help me ID these fish

    Okay that big one in front is definitly not a tetra. LOL Scratch my response. LOL I now just noticed the word 'wild'. Duh. LOL
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    Could anybody help me ID these fish

    Geez, thats kinda hard to make out. Thou that last pic shows numerous.... like they are schoolling. So I'd venture to say some kind of tetra. Are they about 2 inches in length? Based on the bit of color there and the bit of black on the tail end of the fish that's kinda flipping over...
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    kb9plc is a snailMA!!!!! Woot woot!!

    ....tempting. Ya know if Im not careful I'm going to have more snails than fish. LOL
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    Snail questions

    Yep! That's it's literal name. Kinda looks like a black & yellow striped trumpet. But it's...well.... thicker. Fatter? (I don't have a picture...... someone help me out here? lol). "Assassin Snail" is it's literal name and they.....assassinate other snail types. Or if you want to know the...
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    Baby Mystery Snails for Christmas: Purple & Magenta

    Okay. So apparently the cold weather fairies are supposed to fly away from Chicago next week. The last chance I have to mail out any snails before I am unavailable for 10 days is Tuesday, March 26th in the afternoon. Looks like it is SUPPOSED to be 39-40 that day. So.... as long as you aren't...
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    TSS: more is better?

    I personally dont think you have to wait the 2 hours to put the fish in. I've often put the TSS in.... and in go the fish a few minutes later. I think that is more of a maximum...... "dont wait too long to add the fish", sort-of-thing. I've always tested. Because I'm a curious individual and...
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    29 Gallon Tank Which type of snail?

    Yep! Depending on what you are trying to weight down, you may need to use a few of the bamboo guys. For example.... the inside of a zucchini is pretty poarous and holds a lot of air. So if you have one of those GINORMOUS sized home-grown zucchini's (a friend once brought me one bigger than my...
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    Snail questions

    I'm not an expert on soft and hard water. But I've never heard of calcium effecting kh either. Thou the concept of low calcium kinda of comes hand in hand with soft water. So adding the calcium is helping to fix the calcium issue, not the softeness issue. Just to calify! Mysteries and nerites...
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    29 Gallon Tank Which type of snail?

    I use bamboo skewers. You can get a package of them for practically nothing at your local grocery store. Normally in the 'various kitchen stuff' isle. Some people use plant weights too. They also make veggie clips with suction cups (available at LFS)... but I dont really care for those. Np!
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    So I Was Thinking... Fishlore Mansion?

    OMG when and where did Alan say goodbye? Pretty sure Tigress Hill is fine. Think I saw her on here yesterday. School probably has her busy. I second Zombie. No day light savings in CDF!
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    TSS: more is better?

    Here is the thread that winglessicarus is referring to https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/q-a-with-tetra-about-tetra-safestart.58116/ It's a bit of a read.... but well worth it if you have the time. Just to clarify, you shouldn't have to add that second bottle unless you...
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    Tequila is all gone, now what?

    Exactly what constitutes the 'getting out of control' level? 15 shrimp containers? I dunno.... this is FL, after all. The land of MTS (not the snail). So I think out of control may require about 50 containers. Just sayin.




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