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Cherry Red Ramshorn

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by waterfaller1, May 4, 2008.

  1. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    I love this guy.. :Happy:

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  2. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    You'll love it until you see little offspring buggers all over the place.

    Me = enemy of snails.

    Love the pink coloration of the hygro though. :)

    -John N.
     
  3. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    LOL..I know, and these guys don't even need another to reproduce!:ehhh:
    I am going to let them go to the person I have given my ten gallon to. As soon as everyone is out that I want, the tank is all his. Thanks for the compliment on the hygro, it is a very pretty plant. I added a real cool one to the new tank yesterday called rotala verticillaris..{I think I spelled that right}
     
  4. Guillermo

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    I have some of those snails and they are great for cleaning plants, wood, rocks and glass, they even clean the heater! Contrary to the "regular" planorbis, this red little guys has not been a plague and don't harm the plants for me.

    Ditto on the Sunset Hygro.

    Regards
     
  5. alphacat

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    I used to be ok with having a breeding population of ramshorn snails in my tank - but last night I picked up a book on aquatic snails and discovered that the ramshorn is a notorious carrier of Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharziosis).

    Schistosomiasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now they get scooped out with a modified drinking straw and dumped into some aquatic plants I have in vases around the office - I generally am less likely to have my hands in that water than in my aquarium.
     
  6. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    See! Another reason to rid the world of snails. ;)

    From the Wiki article,

    The most common way of getting schistosomiasis in developing countries is by wading or swimming in lakes, ponds and other bodies of water which are infested with the snails (usually of the Biomphalaria, Bulinus, or Oncomelania genus) that are the natural reservoirs of the Schistosoma pathogen.

    Remind me not to swim in my fish tank. :))

    -John N.
     
  7. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    Ugh..maybe I don't love him so much anymore.:-&
     
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    I used to HATE snails. Now I like them ok... as long as they're in someone else's aquarium. :D

    Actually, after pulling out all the flora and fauna in the 20g for the tear down, I noticed a lone snail sliding up the back glass. It was a pretty cool looking little thing so I pondered on throwing him into my 10g, but decided I should find out what kind it was before I did it. Turns out it was asexual and I would not one more than 1 of them, so I pitched him out the door instead.8)
     
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    I think snails are great... I mean what are the chances of catching that disease from snails in your tank, very slime I'm sure.
     
  10. Xema

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    I can not understand a natural aquarium without snails, they are in nature and take part of them.... do you try to imitate it but excluding an important part of them?

    They eat rest of foods...

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    They dig into the soil moving waste near to the plants roots...

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    And they are beautiful...

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    So I like them.
     
  11. fishlover

    fishlover New Member

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    I'm with you Xema... Beautiful pictures!
     
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    me 2
     
  13. mujacko2002

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    snail lover

    Mabuhay!

    How come most people here are afraid of snails? is it because of schistosomiasis? Well, then people shouldn't set foot even for one second in any type of rivers or body of water because chances are there'll be some type of snails there :yo:. DUH! HAHAHAHA! I love snails especially the ramshorn whenever i would see a snail wondering outside my aquarium i'll put it back. Whenever i would tinker my aquarium i just make sure that i dont have bruises or cuts on my hands or arms. :popcorn:

    Godbless
     
  14. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    This photo is worthy of a prize. With them so close, it looks like a real set of ram's horns. Very nice !B-)
     
  15. otagoth

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    HAvent started on my aquarium yet. Im filipino by the way, Anyways thats irrelevant. Im planning on putting snails but dont wanna kill them because of over population in the future. T___T lovely little things though.
     
  16. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    This freaks me out, I HATE parasites
    Image:Schistosomiasis Life Cycle.jpeg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  17. Jurijs mit JS

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    dont feed your fish too much as it is not good for the water quality and so long the snails eat only food rests the wont get too numerous.if you feel they are too much, i have the perfect technique to minimize the amount of them - just push them against the glass or squeez them with your fingers and your fish will do the rest ;)
     
  18. bekti

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    Jur4ik,

    I agree with you...........

    Regards,
    Bekti
     
  19. mr. luke

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    i love snails :)
    if i get overpopulated i just stick em in my invert tank, but unless you overfeed or have an algae problem this should never hapen :)
     
  20. tompa

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    i have to agree with everything xema said! i love them, too!! contrary to the general opinion, only few species will actually cause damage to plants. snails are good, snails are useful, snails are my buddies!! :D
     

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