Snail Eggs eaten by Ghost Shrimp

  1. Linwood Member Member

    I had worried a bit that I might have a Ramshorn population explosion. I had a few that came in on plants, very tiny, and grew up in the tank and covered lots of surfaces with eggs.

    I have Ghost Shrimp in there, who never bothered them growing up, but I discovered today they are feasting on the eggs.

    That's OK -- I'm happy to let them strike some balance; if they all hatch I would be overrun.

    But thought people might be interested in seeing. Below is a reduced size shot, if you want to actually see the snails inside, the high resolution shot is here: (note it's about 20 megabytes so be patient). in the full resolution shot you can see nicely the shell shape of the snall, and the claws grabbing at them.


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  2. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    that a great pic i wish i had a camera capable of that

  3. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Fantastic pic & good to know your ghost will keep the snail numbers down :)
  4. Linwood Member Member

    Thank you. Photography I can do, though my subjects are usually in the air not water. Aquariums I am fumbling around with.