New snails :)

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Butterfly, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I got some new Nerites at the LFS yesterday :)
    Carol
     

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  2. rae64

    rae64 Well Known Member Member

    LOVE them! They have awesome shells!
     
  3. Elodea

    Elodea Well Known Member Member

    Is that a zebra and a ruby? They're so pretty! I've heard that they're pretty rare.
     




  4. Furallicah

    Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    Oh cool! They have some wicked looking shells....I might have to get me some of those.....hmmmm
     
  5. Elodea

    Elodea Well Known Member Member

    Time to put on waterproof lipstick and kiss your algae goodbye...
     
  6. Furallicah

    Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    Basically! Lol
     
  7. OP
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    Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    :;laughing
    My favorite LFS had them when we visited yesterday. They called them Tiger and fancy Nerites. I got two of each and just love them.
    I have a tank that was allowed to algae on purpose. It has various snails, bristlenose, blue Rams and Endlers in it.
    carol
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010
  8. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Oh, very nice Carol! I love their shells!

    My store called them Tigers too.
    :( When I went to get them they were dead.
     
  9. OP
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    Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Oh how sad! Maybe they'll have some again soon.
    Carol
     
  10. Treefork

    Treefork Well Known Member Member

    I've seen the one on the right sold as "Tracked" too. I guess it's like tire tracks or something. I have Mystery Snails and I tried giving them algae wafers but they prefer the bloodworms and shrimp pellets and flakes.
     
  11. Elodea

    Elodea Well Known Member Member

    Same with mine! They had maybe 30 horned nerite snails, but 28 were just empty shells. I took the remaining 2 home. (I told the LFS worker to double-bag them so their spikes won't pop the bag)

    Actually, I think that 2 was enough, because in 3 weeks all the diatoms in my 10 gallon tank were gone and I was growing algae so they won't starve.

    Here's one: (sorry for the blurry picture, he's so small the camera wont focus)

    EDIT: Treefork: :;nin2
     

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  12. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Congratulations, Butterfly! They have beautiful shells.
     
  13. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah Carol!!!
    Beautiful snails. I'll have to keep my :;eye open for some. :)
    Great photos!
    Ken
     
  14. A

    AlexW New Member Member

    I've got 5 of each zebra and tracked... first 2 batches we got into my LFS came in dead, couldn't tell till you opened the bag but fyi rotting snail is a very distinct odor...

    It seems they're finally becoming easier to find, dunno how long that'll last though... same thing happened last year, congrats on the awesome snails!
     
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    Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Thanks! Shame they won't breed in freshwater :(
    Carol
     




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