New snails :)

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

  1. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I got some new Nerites at the LFS yesterday :)

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  2. rae64

    rae64Well Known MemberMember

    LOVE them! They have awesome shells!
  3. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

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

  4. Furallicah

    FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

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

  5. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

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

    FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Basically! Lol
  7. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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.
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  8. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator 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

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

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

    TreeforkWell Known MemberMember

    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

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    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

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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

    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!
  15. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

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

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