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Cause Of Differences In Malaysian Trumpet Snails

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Offline Fiona

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Cause of Differences in Malaysian Trumpet Snails
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:44:44 PM »
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A couple of months ago I bought some MTS from an ebay seller. The snails from there all grew into similar looking adults however their offspring are a little different.

The originals are a creamy white with some brown patches however some of the offspring are browner with a far more ridged shell.

Why would this be?

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Re: Cause of Differences in Malaysian Trumpet Snails
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 01:58:34 PM »
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Hello Fiona,

Could it be that the seller had unwittingly kept them short of calcium/carbonate?

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Re: Cause of Differences in Malaysian Trumpet Snails
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Could it be the change in water? I bought some patterned nerites a while ago and the pattern on their shells changed direction since being in my tank.

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Re: Cause of Differences in Malaysian Trumpet Snails
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 04:30:26 PM »
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With only being young in the world of invertebrates, only brought cherry shrimp yesterday. I would hazard a guess that it could be something with their diet or environment as Skittler and Cod has suggested.

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Re: Cause of Differences in Malaysian Trumpet Snails
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 04:33:26 PM »
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I do have very hard water, I've no idea of the conditions they were raised in, however it could well be that.

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