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  1. Hi all! I’m trying to identify this tiny baby snail that hitch hiked into my tank, I do have nerites laying eggs and have yet to see any hatch but I’m almost certain this isn’t a nerite based on the foot and it appeared just after adding salvinia minima. Anyways, since the photo is a little hard to make out, it’s mostly transparent with brown speckled from the tip of the spiral which does protrude out not in like a ramshorn.. I’m guessing and hoping it’s a mystery snail but also just have no idea. I want to properly care for it not eradicate it but if it’s a pesty type of snail I do have assassin snails too to keep a population under control. https://ibb.co/HrczqJD https://ibb.co/swsdpZg https://ibb.co/tzqYNvb https://ibb.co/0q6FJLp https://ibb.co/6v2L9GY thanks for any help!
  2. So I have successfully kept multiple mystery snails in my 20g for over a year now with no issues. My dream though has been to get some Nerite snails to work on some green spot algae and just because I like them. However, I've NEVER been able to keep them alive! They inevitably die a couple days after getting them into the tank, even after acclimating them which seems a bit over the top for snails. No predators in the tank. Have tried getting them from multiple sources, reputable LFS's etc. My water is liquid rock, basically. kH of 22 (!!!) and gH of 8. I have softened well water. pH of 8.3 but I have co2 running so it fluctuates down to 7.6ish through the day/night cycle. I don't know much else about my water's chemistry other than that it does have a lot of iron. Do you think my extreme carbonate hardness could be the issue? Extremes make for trouble in aquariums as I have learned. I know nerites like harder water though so it is confusing to me.
  3. Hello everyone, My friend has a 5 gallon aquarium with a male betta, a nerite snail, and a mystery snail. They have had this tank for around 4-6 months now. Both nerite snails they have kept in the tank so far seem to like to escape out of the tank often. The first nerite snail escaped the tank and was found dead a few weeks later under the aquarium stand. The second snail has escaped several times, but they always put it back in the tank. Now, the tank is sealed shut so that the snail doesn't escape. The snail still seems to prefer staying above the water line than in the water, and will sometimes rest in the filter of the tank. Is there a problem with the water that should be changed, or is this a common behavior in nerite snails? Thanks.
  4. Sorry to start another thread seconds after my last. Apparently my two Nerite snails were indeed "flirting!" I have a baby! It's freshwater. I had fed bbs to the tank, leaving the saltwater with it. I don't know if there are more babies, but is it possible it's just brackish enough with that salt addition? Now my question: should I move it to another tank so that 1) the guppies don't eat it and 2) it has truly brackish water? What are my odds of it surviving? Sorry I know the picture is tough to see.. it's tiny!
  5. Just an excuse to show off our Nerite snails! Mine is bicolor... but also very camera shy!
  6. So I bought 3 Nerite snails and 6 Amano shrimp to help with diatom algae... and I’ve bought some crab cuisine and algae wafers for when the algae runs out... and well... it’s running out! They’ve done an amazing job. But now I’m concerned my snails aren’t getting enough food. I definitely see the shrimp go after the crab cuisine. I tried a blanched zucchini and no snails were interested. I haven’t tried the algae wafers yet but I’m concerned because of course the bag says to only feed what they’ll eat in a few minutes... but like... they’re snails. Lol it’ll take them forever to find the food. Should I just leave it in the tank and let it dissolve?
  7. I have a racer nerite snail in my goldfish tank; its name is Snowpatch. It was named for the white patch on the shell. No one wanted it because its shell wasn't perfect, so I brought the snail home to help with the algae in the aquarium and for the kiddo to enjoy. I noticed Snowpatch's handiwork on a pot in the tank. You can see exactly where the radula scraped off the algae. I rather like it; it has kind of a tribal art pattern to it. The beauty of nature in my living room! What "natural art" have you seen in your aquariums?
  8. Greetings! I've been watching Cory's youtube videos for over a year now and running my 5 gallon for almost as long. Two weeks ago was the 1-Year mark for this five gallon. Looking back through some pictures it feels like I've been through a lot since then - mostly plants... The creatures have thankfully stayed the same - or have grown at least! We've got: - 7 white clouds - a mix of the bog-standard variety and a couple gold-ish ones - including one that is offspring of the original six - 1 sort of helpful amano shrimp named Tony-Tina (pre-schooler naming committee FTW!) - 1 very helpful nerite snail named Beatrice My main concern is plants! I've got through a fair number of diebacks - some with known causes - over enthusiastic pruning of taiwan moss; others remain a mystery - like the anubias I had that basically melted and died right away. A recent addition of some luwigia repens seemed to mark the start of a big die off of plants in the tank. The two images are about a month apart, with the sparser one from today. There had been lots of great java fern growth over time - hoping to get some of that back. I've got some plants on their way from Aquarium Coop as I type, as well as some root tabs. Hope some more consistent feeding will help in making a happier environment for the plants. Everyone else seems to be doing just fine. If you're really eagle-eyed, you can see all the denizens of the tank in the "cleaner" pic. Looking forward to being part of the community.
  9. I used No Planaria as directed to get rid of hydra. The last dose was a few days ago. Since then, I’ve done a couple of 40% water changes. I’ve also added some Seachem Matrix Carbon in a media bag to my tank (perched on my sponge filter, just slightly in range of the bubbles). I have a 10 gallon tank. Has anyone successfully re-introduced an ornamental snail (mystery, nerite, etc.) after using No Planaria? I can’t seem to find a definite answer anywhere... I’ve read three 50% water changes and adding carbon for 24 hours. But I’ve also read that after two months of water changes and carbon, snails still perish.
  10. Anyone keep nerites with blood parrots? Looking to add a couple for algae control in a 55
  11. I am trying to add few nerite snails to my 55 gallon tank. how many is recommended size. i have few guppies and tetras. 2 or 3? please recommend.
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