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« Reply #750 on: May 26, 2017, 10:15:26 AM »
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...seems to have some form of green tufty algae growing on his shell

So does one of my nerites. Quite ironic for an algae eating snail  ;D

Perhaps they are just carrying their own snacks.  ;D

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« Reply #751 on: May 26, 2017, 07:11:09 PM »
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Hamster snails  :isay:

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« Reply #752 on: May 26, 2017, 08:18:02 PM »
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I thought Spider pig, but that is my answer to most things

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« Reply #753 on: May 28, 2017, 07:56:05 AM »
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Great, now I've got the tune stuck in my head.  ::)

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Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Reply #754 on: May 29, 2017, 06:18:16 PM »
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Snail moved 0.5 cm over the weekend. (S)he seems to have disappeared overnight, though - which I'm taking as a positive that (s)he's moved at all, and hopefully (s)he's just under some plant leaves.

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« Reply #755 on: May 29, 2017, 07:10:06 PM »
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It is a good sign. I often lose my snails for days at a time. If you remember a couple of years ago I needed to remove my nerites to treat the tank and couldn't find all of them no matter how hard I looked. The missing one turned up the following day.

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Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Reply #756 on: May 29, 2017, 11:16:14 PM »
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My Assassin Snail is equally elusive.  Most of the time the only evidence that he's alive is the occasional empty snail shell.

I assumed that they were called Assassin Snails because of their carnivorous diet, but now I own one I'm fairly sure that it's because they're invisible, like Ninjas!

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« Reply #757 on: June 01, 2017, 09:13:42 PM »
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Snail has covered more ground in the quarantine tank today than covered for the past 9 days, at least during the daytime - think the water change has perked him/her up. Would love to do the transfer to the main tank but am erring on the side of caution and going to delay the move for another week.

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« Reply #758 on: June 06, 2017, 01:59:34 PM »
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After 2 weeks' quarantine, and confirmation from the reputable company that the snail had never lived with fish, I moved my tiger nerite into the main fishtank today rather than later in the week as previously intended. Within a minute of his arrival there, he started exploring avidly and seems to be thriving on the biofilm and algae food opportunities provided. :)

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« Reply #759 on: June 06, 2017, 02:16:30 PM »
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I found when I first got nerites that they ate their way through the algae creating lovely abstract patterns as they went. A bit like crop circles in algae  ;D

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« Reply #760 on: June 06, 2017, 05:34:55 PM »
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Great to hear that your snail is enjoying his move to the new tank.  :)

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« Reply #761 on: June 07, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
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Wow - overnight, the stubborn patch of algae along the rim at the front of the tank has vanished, as well as the patches on the heater suction caps; I'm impressed. Mr Snail must now be taking a well-earned rest to sleep it off as I can't see him.

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« Reply #762 on: June 07, 2017, 09:32:34 PM »
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Bless him, he's been very busy.  ;D

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« Reply #763 on: June 14, 2017, 08:05:08 PM »
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Mr Snail had been snoozing on top of his Snail Stixx in a terracotta pot turned on its side and up against the glass to prevent the two female tetras from stealing his food; I managed to find him by discovering the trail of snail poo around the pot (- there's a lot of it!). At lunchtime, he appeared full of energy and covered all 4 tank sides with speed. The fish also convey his whereabouts as there is usually a flurry of activity from the entire gang and a watchful, slightly bemused eye from a female tetra close to his location.

At one stage, he slid off the glass and onto a leaf, only for the leaf to bow completely under his weight. He then stretched as much of his body out of his shell as is probably possible in order to get a grip back onto the side of the tank. The two pieces of bogwood have now been pressed up against the glass to give him the opportunity to climb onto them and go exploring. A path of pebbles has been laid on the substrate between each piece of bogwood to enable a smooth transfer between pieces, given that he doesn't like sand. He also doesn't seem to like one of the two filters - it vibrates more than the other which is the only explanation I can think of - and which is a shame as I'd been keeping the algae on it for him to feast on.

I would never have envisaged a snail could provide such fascination!  :D

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« Reply #764 on: June 14, 2017, 08:15:19 PM »
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Yes, they are the most entertaining creatures. My two small ones regularly crawl along the bottom glass under the sand. I can track where they are by the sand moving.


Something I haven't warned you about nerites. If they fall on their backs, they can't always turn over and the fish can pick at their bodies. It is up to us to turn them over. I use a long stick so I don't have to submerge my arm to the shoulder.

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« Reply #765 on: June 14, 2017, 10:44:44 PM »
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I like watching my assassin snail Mossy, he's generally quite easy to spot, for obvious reasons  :o .....

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« Reply #766 on: June 15, 2017, 06:34:55 AM »
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@fcmf  snails are quite cool.  8) I think that they are a great addition to a tank and I enjoy watching mine - even the ones in the breeding tank.

@SinghRathorTari  very appropriate name for a very stylish snail.  ;D

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Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Reply #767 on: June 18, 2017, 06:05:41 PM »
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Been fighting cyano bacteria in two tanks.  I seem to be winning.

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Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Reply #768 on: June 19, 2017, 02:05:25 PM »
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Hi all. GCSE's finally over... Long time no see!

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« Reply #769 on: June 19, 2017, 02:14:08 PM »
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I hope you get good results  :)

What are your plans next? A levels, training course?

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« Reply #770 on: June 19, 2017, 02:52:33 PM »
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I hope you get good results  :)

What are your plans next? A levels, training course?
A level then Marine Biology....
One thing fishkeeping is good for!

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« Reply #771 on: June 19, 2017, 06:50:24 PM »
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I hope you get good results  :)

What are your plans next? A levels, training course?
A level then Marine Biology....
One thing fishkeeping is good for!

I like the sound of your plans. :cheers:

In the meantime, enjoy a well-deserved break.  ;D

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Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Reply #772 on: June 20, 2017, 08:09:21 AM »
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Thanks... My fishtank is of my top priorities, as well as chickens and some new bees!

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« Reply #773 on: June 20, 2017, 08:16:46 PM »
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Marine biology  :afro
Hope you manage to find some time to relax between the fish, chickens & bees.  ;D

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« Reply #774 on: June 21, 2017, 09:23:14 PM »
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After seeing the "Soilent Green" fish food mentioned on the forum, and the ensuing entertaining comments, I thought I'd have a look for some.
I apologise in advance for my immature sense of humour, but some of the other foods they had available made me chuckle.

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« Reply #775 on: June 23, 2017, 10:44:48 AM »
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I've got morning wood for my L397's.  Sounds so wrong...

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« Reply #776 on: June 23, 2017, 03:45:28 PM »
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 :rotfl:

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« Reply #777 on: June 25, 2017, 10:16:59 PM »
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Well, I now have more panda cories than I realised. When I bought some new ones to increase the numbers of my current gang, I found babies in the quarantine tank. I thought these were from the new fish because I thought my original group were all male. I now know that I'm wrong as there must be at least one female to have produced even more panda babies in the original tank, while the newer gang are still in the quarantine tank until the babies are big enough to move. No idea how many I have now.  ::)  :)
To top it all off, Bertie and Harri (the BNs) have laid eggs every month, but Bertie has eaten the eggs every time. Until this month. I didn't even realise what had happened because he chose a different place for the nest this time. I didn't know anything about it until I just saw something on the tank glass, and went to have a closer look.  Now I have no idea how many bristlenose plecs I have, but when they get bigger I think most will have to go to MA as there is no way I can keep all of them.  ;D

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« Reply #778 on: June 26, 2017, 09:23:09 AM »
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Congrats on all those fry  :)


You'll be able to start your own shop if they carry on like this  ;D

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« Reply #779 on: June 26, 2017, 10:30:17 AM »
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Thanks. They are very cute, and a mix of dark and light, which I hadn't spotted yesterday.
Have had to text the guys at MA to see how big the fish have to be before I can take them to the store.
I'll also have to spilt Harri and Bertie up for a while to give them a rest.
Hands are very full, and the babies are not making tank maintenance any easier, but they are adorable.  ;D

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« Reply #780 on: June 26, 2017, 05:05:58 PM »
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You'll be able to start your own shop if they carry on like this  ;D

I think she has more tanks than my village FS so why not?  :))

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« Reply #781 on: June 26, 2017, 08:31:06 PM »
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Awww cute  :wave:

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