Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 33
  1. #21
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Arakkis.

    Scientific Name: Limnopilos naiyanetri
    Common Names: Plant Crab
    Care Level:
    Adult Size:
    pH Range:
    Temperature Range: (F/C)
    Origin/Habitat:
    Temperament/Behavior:
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Diet:
    Tank Size For Adult:
    Narrative:

    References/Links:
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!





  2. #22
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Arakkis.

    Scientific Name: Caridina sp. Zebra
    Common Names: Zebra Shrimp
    Care Level:
    Adult Size:
    pH Range:
    Temperature Range: (F/C)
    Origin/Habitat:
    Temperament/Behavior:
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Diet:
    Tank Size For Adult:
    Narrative:

    References/Links:
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  3. #23
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by pik01.

    Scientific Name: Planorbis sp.
    Common Names: Common Ramshorn Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 1.5 inch
    pH Range: 7.0-8.0
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 22-28 degrees Celsius (72-84 degrees Fahrenheit)
    Origin/Habitat: Cosmopolitan
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Ramshorn snails will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet:
    These snails will eat anything from algae, carrion to commercial foods.
    Tank Size For Adult: 5 per gallon.
    Narrative:
    Many consider these snails to be pests due to the fact these are very prolific breeders, but they are very useful as a clean up crew and as an indicator of overfeeding. Commonly hitchhikers on plants, wood, and decorations, they can be very difficult to completely eradicate once established in a tank.

    Ramshorns are hermaphroditic and once two mate, sperm is swapped and both can go off and lay their own clutches of eggs. It has been reported that an egg clutch kept at 72F will hatch in only 9 days. Higher temperatures will increase metabolism and will cause the clutch to hatch more quickly.

    Ramshorns come in a range of colors and patterns. They can be a very solid dark brown to leopard-spotted, red, pink (as pictured), or even blue. This has been achieved through selective breeding. The norm is usually the brown and therefore is considered to be the dominant gene although some people who have kept various colors are able to breed them without encountering the brown coloration which is achievable by eliminating the brown color from the set groups intended for breeding purposes.

    References/Links:
    Freshwater Snails

    Planet Inverts - Ramshorn Snail
    Ramshorn Egg Development
    Snail Infestations and Solutions to Eliminating Them
    Last edited by Lupin; 03-26-2009 at 5:50 PM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  4. #24
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Arakkis.

    Scientific Name: Clithon flavovirens
    Common Names: Horned Nerite Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 0.6 inch
    pH Range: 7.6-8.0
    Temperature Range: 64-81 degrees Fahrenheit (18-27 degrees Celsius)
    Origin: Philippines
    Temperament: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Horned nerite snails will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet: Like other nerites, horned nerites prefer algae and biofilm as their primary foods. Supplementing them with anything else is next to impossible as they will not take anything easily although there have been occasional reports of them found to be eaten carrot slices, cucumber slices, peas and snail jello with pea flavor.
    Tank Size For Adult: 1 per 2.5g. Note however that this is more of a guideline than actual stocking. Nerites excrete a lot of wastes for their size and it is advisable that the filtration be maximized when considering these snails.
    Narrative:
    Horned nerite snails (Clithon flavovirens) have been reported to be found in the Philippines. Colors vary depending on the sources where they were obtained from. These are distinguishable by their green hue on the shell with a black spot.

    Horned nerite snail is named after its spines found at the rear part of its shell. The spikes are meant as a defense mechanism from predators and can inflict cuts if not handled carefully. Nerites are extremely docile animals that will not bother anything at all.

    Horned nerites grow no more than an inch size in shell diameter. Their shells are very thick and these are great calcium absorbers requiring lots of calcium to maintain sturdy shells. They will eat nothing but algae and biofilm. Many people have reported unsuccessful attempts to get them to eat other foods such as the popular homemade snail jello with the possible exception of those with peas mixed which have been reported to attract the snail into eating them. It is therefore very important that these snails be introduced in a well established tank where it will meet its adequate food supply.

    Horned nerite snails are efficient algae eaters and are often suggested as "clean up crews" for several different biotopes. Due to their spikes, they can easily deter most predators however it is not advisable to mix them with fish that will potentially harass or harm them to death. Care must be taken when trying to keep these snails. They will not do well in soft acidic water or water inadequate or lacking in calcium as this will cause shell erosion which will eventually leave the snail prone to damages and other health issues.

    Breeding is next to impossible. Though the snails will lay trails of white eggs around the tank, none of the eggs will remain viable enough to hatch into velligers (larva) as the eggs require brackish conditions in order to hatch. The larva themselves need microalgae and phytoplanktons in order to survive to snail stage.

    References/Links:
    www.arizonainverts.com
    Last edited by Lupin; 03-26-2009 at 6:16 PM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  5. #25
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Arakkis.

    Scientific Name: Vitta usnea; Neritina reclivata
    Common Names: Olive Green Nerite Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 1.25 inches
    pH Range: 7.6-8.2
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 56-95 degrees Fahrenheit (13-35 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Southern USA
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Olive green nerite snails will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet:
    Like other nerites, olive green nerites prefer algae and biofilm as their primary foods. Supplementing them with anything else is next to impossible as they will not take anything easily although there have been occasional reports of them found to be eaten carrot slices, cucumber slices, peas and snail jello with pea flavor.
    Tank Size For Adult:
    2 per 2.5g. Note however that this is more of a guideline than actual stocking. Nerites excrete a lot of wastes for their size and it is advisable that the filtration be maximized when considering these snails.
    Narrative:

    References/Links:
    www.arizonainverts.com
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  6. #26
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7
    Scientific Name: Neritina natalensis
    Common Names: Zebra Nerite Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 1.6 inch
    pH Range: 7.6-8.0
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 68-81 degrees Fahrenheit (18-27 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Philippines
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Zebra nerite snails will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet:
    Like other nerites, olive green nerites prefer algae and biofilm as their primary foods. Supplementing them with anything else is next to impossible as they will not take anything easily.
    Tank Size For Adult:
    2 per 2.5g. Note however that this is more of a guideline than actual stocking. Nerites excrete a lot of wastes for their size and it is advisable that the filtration be maximized when considering these snails.
    Narrative:

    References/Links:
    www.arizonainverts.com
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  7. #27
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Arakkis.

    Scientific Name: Neritina turreta
    Common Names: Zebra Nerite Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 1.5 inch
    pH Range: 7.6-8.0
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 68-81 degrees Fahrenheit (18-27 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Indonesia
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Zebra nerite snails will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet:
    Like other nerites, zebra nerites prefer algae and biofilm as their primary foods. Supplementing them with anything else is next to impossible as they will not take anything easily.
    Tank Size For Adult:
    2 per 2.5g. Note however that this is more of a guideline than actual stocking. Nerites excrete a lot of wastes for their size and it is advisable that the filtration be maximized when considering these snails.
    Narrative:
    These snails can be differentiated from the Neritina natalensis by their more elongated shell shape.

    References/Links:
    www.arizonainverts.com
    Last edited by Lupin; 03-26-2009 at 9:14 PM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  8. #28
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Crusty of Crayfishmates.com.

    Scientific Name: Cherax depressus
    Common Names: Orange Fingered Crayfish
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 5 inch with an approximate weight of 0.55 pounds
    pH Range: 7.6-8.5
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 71-77 degrees Fahrenheit (22-25 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Australia
    Temperament/Behavior: aggressive
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Best confined in a species only tank.
    Diet:
    High protein pellets, vegetables, plant material, live feed (Small fish, worms etc.)
    Tank Size For Adult: 15g per adult.
    Lifespan: 2-3 years
    Narrative:
    They become sexually matured at 1-2 years and are found in ephemeral wetlands.

    References/Links:
    Last edited by Lupin; 02-23-2009 at 8:16 PM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  9. #29
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7
    Scientific Name: Pila conica
    Common Names: Black Apple Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 2 inches
    pH Range: 7.0-8.0
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 72-84 degrees Fahrenheit (20-28 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Philippines, India
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Pila conica will work almost perfectly with all community setups provided the water conditions required are met. They should not however be mixed with fish that will constantly harass or harm them to death such as loaches of the botiine genus and puffers.
    Diet:
    In the wild, these eat mainly decaying organic materials and plants with soft foliage.
    Tank Size For Adult: 3 per 5g
    Lifespan: 2-3 years
    Narrative:
    Pila conica is found mainly in the Philippines and India. They have dark shells with heavily calcified operculums. They lay white eggs above the water surface and hatching takes place for weeks depending on the temperature and humidity.

    Locally in the Philippines, they are called "iggy" and are used as food by the local folks. They are far tastier than the introduced species, Pomacea canaliculata. These snails are not however widespread in the trade due to lack of interest in this species nor adequate studies conducted.

    They have been widely displaced in the Philippines since the introduction of the aggressive feeders Pomacea canaliculata. They are now seldom found around the rice paddies, rivers and other waterways and remain isolated until now from much of the human activities.

    References/Links:
    www.applesnail.net
    Last edited by Lupin; 03-08-2009 at 8:23 AM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



  10. #30
    Moderator Lupin's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Moderators
    Real Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
    Posts
    21,430
    Blog Entries
    7

    Photo by Lupin.

    Scientific Name: Cipangopaludina chinensis; Bellamya chinensis; Viviparus malleatus
    Common Names: Chinese Mystery Snail, Chinese Vivipara, Tanisha, Rice Snail, Chinese Apple Snail, Asian Apple Snail
    Care Level: easy
    Adult Size: 2.5 inches
    pH Range: 7.0-8.0
    Temperature Range: (F/C) 59-71 degrees Fahrenheit (15-22 degrees Celsius)
    Origin/Habitat: Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea and everywhere else as exotic.
    Temperament/Behavior: peaceful
    Compatible Tank mates:
    Like all other snails, these are best kept with fish that will not bother them too much. Plecos, guppies, corydoras, rasboras, tetras and most other placid fish will work well.

    Diet:
    In the wild, these eat mainly algae, phytoplanktons, zooplanktons, and organic and inorganic matter. They will however appreciate commercial foods in captivity but not as much as the planktonic substances as these are very slow to become accustomed to different diet preferring algae over anything else.
    Tank Size For Adult: 1 per 2.5g
    Lifespan: 2-3 years
    Narrative:
    Cipangopaludina chinensis is found mainly in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea and everywhere else as exotic species since they have been introduced worldwide as food for human consumption and even intentionally released from the aquarium particularly in North America. They were not observed to have any negative impact to the ecosystem although they pose a threat to the human health by serving as vectors/hosts of most parasites such as Aspidogaster conchicola which is the first ever recorded in North America.

    These are the true "mystery" snails, not the Ampullaridae. They have dark olive green shells and are livebearers that will give birth to several young snails. There are 6-7 whorls, all of which are globose.

    Locally in the Philippines, they are called "bagunggong" and are used as food by the local folks. They are far tastier than the introduced species, Pomacea canaliculata. They are not as commonly available in the trade as the true apple snails despite the fact they have already been distributed globally particularly in North America where they are not a native of.

    These snails are suitable for planted tank setups as these will not devour healthy plants mainly focusing on algae making them another species that are quite efficient in consuming algae. These snails are very shy and more often than not, they are very slow crawlers and will quickly withdraw into their shells when they feel threatened. They will also withdraw into their shells when conditions are unfavorable especially when the temperature soars above 71 degrees Fahrenheit as these are basically coldwater species.

    They have been widely displaced in the Philippines since the introduction of the aggressive feeders Pomacea canaliculata. They are now seldom found around the rice paddies, rivers and other waterways and remain isolated until now from much of the human activities.

    The taxonomy of this species has been branched around creating too much mess and confusion in the literature therefore you will find that this species has other synonymous scientific names such as Bellamya chinensis, Viviparus chinensis, Viviparus japonicus, Viviparus malleatus and many more.

    References/Links:
    http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/mala...il/snails1.htm
    http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=125
    http://nematode.unl.edu/mysterysn.htm
    http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?ei=...icp=1&.intl=us
    Last edited by Lupin; 03-26-2009 at 5:38 PM.
    Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!
    Storm clouds may gather,
    And stars may collide,
    But I will love you until the end of time!



Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Brackish Inverts Profiles
    By Lupin in forum Profiles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2008, 9:32 PM
  2. SW Inverts Profiles
    By Lupin in forum Profiles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2008, 9:29 PM
  3. moving my inverts to my QT
    By bchbm2022 in forum General Marine / Newbie
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 11:53 PM
  4. Mixing Inverts and Fish
    By Lansirill in forum Freshwater Invertebrates
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-06-2007, 1:36 PM
  5. Plant Profiles Are Here!!!
    By aquariumfishguy in forum Planted Aquariums
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2004, 2:24 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •