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    if you have brown algae, read this…

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    recently I got some new kind of horned snails from TB Ben. look what they did to the brown algae!


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    Wow, wow, wow !!! Where can I get some now?

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    Probably just another Clithon species. Maybe the guys on molluscan.com might know the actual species.

    Its a nice little fella. Maybe I'll just go get some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk
    Probably just another Clithon species. Maybe the guys on molluscan.com might know the actual species.

    Its a nice little fella. Maybe I'll just go get some.
    This species of snail is my favorite. It does not eat plant, does not litter your aquarium with eggs like zebra snail and is good at cleaning up algae on flat surface. I keep a few in all my tanks.
    There is this one particular snail in my tank which loves BBA. It eats up all the BBA on my Nana overnight. However, I had to manually transfer it to the BBA infected leaves everytime.
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    Gan, what's this BBA eating snail? Do you have an image of it? I need one to combat some remaining bits of BBA in my tank.
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    I want to know about this BBA eating snail too -- although I wouldn't be able to put it in my BBA infested tank anyway (clown loaches). I miss snails in that tank
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    Guys, is this another one that has been acclimated to freshwater? That
    needs at least full brackish to breed them? You guys sure are lucky with
    all these Neritidae-type snails!

    Jian Yang, maybe last year some time you posted a pic of a little snail with
    horns. I've been "thumbing thru the pages" but haven't found it yet.

    Do you remember this one?

    Bill

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    Bill, I don't recall posting an image of the horned snail but here's a thread in which a pic is posted by GanCW.

    http://www.killies.com/forum/viewtop...highlight=horn
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    Bill and I both really need some of those horned snails!
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    Thanks, Jian Yang, that's the one!

    Deborah, isn't that the cutest snail you've ever seen?

    We should ask Gan how they do in a freshwater tank....

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    I have the non-banded horned snails for some time, they don't seem to lay any eggs. the zebra snails (see GanCW thread) does lay a lot of eggs but they do not hatch. after a while the eggs get eaten by something else but I have not found out who.
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    Heng Wah,
    I'm afraid they need full brackish, like a salt marsh, to breed...too bad.
    Still be worth having a brackish tank to breed them, then a FW tank to
    acclimate them...hummmm.

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    Deborah, isn't that the cutest snail you've ever seen

    Yes!


    Still be worth having a brackish tank to breed them, then a FW tank to
    acclimate them...hummmm.
    I'd be willing to take any snails resulting from your experiment, Bill
    Deborah

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    Hmm.. to the best of my knowledge, the majority of snails offered via AB for the US customers are almost always apple snails, ramshorns and MTS. I don't think I've seen the horned snails being offered on AB but there's a seller that has the Zebra Snail (Neritina natalensis) and the Olive Nerite snail.

    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...n.cgi?fwsnails

    See Joesaquatic. I think he's from Vermont.
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    Yes, *yawn* the olive nerites are available through several people. The
    Tiger variety is interesting, though, but still not as cute as the horned one
    Gan has pictured, which are not available in the US, at all.

    If you guys were to locate these snails, I'd have to decide if paying FedEx
    express (only choice, really) is worth possible DOA And now that it
    is getting colder, would probably be best to wait till spring.

    I guess I'll have to comfort myself with Gan's picture of the snail!
    At least for now....

    Bill

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    The Zebra snail will eat brown algae for a short period after which they prefer to hang around drift wood and lay eggs all over the place. I have a 2 feet tank which is covered with Zebra snail eggs I don't recommend them for planted tank.

    Not all horn snails eat BBA. I train mine to eat BBA by repeatedly placing them on my BBA infested Anubias leaf and after a while one or two will develop a taste BBA. It is a lot of work but when they do their work, it is amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GanCW
    Not all horn snails eat BBA. I train mine to eat BBA by repeatedly placing them on my BBA infested Anubias leaf and after a while one or two will develop a taste BBA. It is a lot of work but when they do their work, it is amazing.
    Hi CW, plus they are the cutest snail I've ever seen. I also like the fact
    that they are small (who wants a tennis ball-sized apple snail in
    their tank? Are these available most the time at the SG lfs's? I
    would like to get 6-8 of these next spring. Also, have you tried
    breeding these in a brackish tank? Curious if you were successful.


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    Bill, I'll be heading out to some of the stores later and I'll let you know if I spot any. I want to get some for myself too.
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    Hey guys,

    A little word of caution. Please be very catious about spreading snails to places where they don't belong.

    We are in a losing battle with New Zealand snails, here in the Eastern Sierras.

    Don't create another scene like we are facing, if a little restraint and judgement can do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk
    Bill, I'll be heading out to some of the stores later and I'll let you know if I spot any. I want to get some for myself too.
    Jian Yang, I wish you Good Will Hunting for them!

    Wright, what snail is this from New Zealand?

    Bill

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