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    Default Hey Liz...I got the blues

    Hey Liz..
    My blue Mystery snails grew really large in one of my 29 gal endler/shrimp tank... they have been busy busy busy laying eggs. These are the only color in this tank..

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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    Damn, those suckers are busy. Kind of looks like apple snail eggs which some are pink lol
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    They absolutely love Duckweed.. they literally pull it down underwater to eat it.

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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    Do they eat duckweed or just bulldoze it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    Do they eat duckweed or just bulldoze it?
    They eat it Jacob. In some of my tanks faster than the duck weed can keep up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    They eat it Jacob. In some of my tanks faster than the duck weed can keep up.
    I wish my apistos would not freaking kill every larger snail I put in with them. I'd like to have a snail that ate some of the floating plants, honestly (though it's not duckweed, so maybe they wouldn't eat dwarf water lettuce). I might have to pick up some mystery snails next time I go to the LFS.
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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    Cool. I have my blues and my magentas in tanks of their own. They're still too young to start laying, though.
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    Not sure why but mystery snails just don't do well for me. Probably tried 6 or 7 now and none have made it very long. My nerites are doing awesome though. Scared to try any more mystery snails, are they harder to keep? It has me baffled.

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    What temp are you keeping them at,?
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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

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    I only have 6 or 7 of them. I understand that females are far more common than males but with that number I should have a male.
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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    Al, I've kept them in a couple different tanks 1 at 78f and one at 82f. One tank I had black diamond blasting sand, the other was pet store bought, can't remember what kind but sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdr 63 corv View Post
    Al, I've kept them in a couple different tanks 1 at 78f and one at 82f. One tank I had black diamond blasting sand, the other was pet store bought, can't remember what kind but sand.
    I've had good luck now in a bunch of tanks with these.. temps 77-79. Most are bare bottom. .. one is gravel.. thats this tank. One thing I have found is that though we think of snails as taking care of themselves and scavenging.. mystery snails are so big I think they really need alot of food. Mine are pigs.. if I drop in algae discs they practically run to them and devour them.. Maybe yours werent getting enough food?

    I do have one tank I was unsuccessful with keeping small mystery snails in.. my 29 gal micro fish and shrimp tank. I tried several times and the snails just didnt do well. Weird as its a really nice tank..good parameters for them, good everything..except the snails didnt like it.
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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    I threw algea wafers every couple days, some of my discus seem to like them as well. My wife is a huge vitamin fan so she got me feeding them to everyone lol

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    Default Re: Hey Liz...I got the blues

    I guess with these it's easier to see the eggs and remove any unwanted to control populations right? I wouldn't mind trying some mystery snails at some point, I need to change some tanks around to find an isolated spot for them. Al is the tank pictured different than the 29gal you mention in the last post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discus-n00b View Post
    I guess with these it's easier to see the eggs and remove any unwanted to control populations right? I wouldn't mind trying some mystery snails at some point, I need to change some tanks around to find an isolated spot for them. Al is the tank pictured different than the 29gal you mention in the last post?
    Matt, it is different than this one here. Its my 29 gal micro and shrimp tank..

    https://forum.simplydiscus.com/showt...hrimp-and-Tank They just dont like this tank.

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