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Re: [APD] Re: MTS
Check out www.lilyblooms.com for Black Japanese Trapdoor snails (viviparis
malleatus). They don't like it really cold (below 60F) or too hot (above
82F) but they
are great to watch cruising the front glass of a tank. In
summer you can keep them in outdoor ponds but you will
need to overwinter in tanks due to NE temps. Provide a
sandy bottom in the tank for them to burrow (about an inch deep) to produce
babies. The male has a shorter right
horn, to differentiate it from the female. Great manufacturers of infusoria!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott R.H." <irons_21 at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Re: MTS
> I love my MTS in my planted tank. I think they eat my
> angels eggs or at least scare the parents into eating
> their own. But my community tank isn't for breeding.
> I still have to setup that tank.
> Outside of the local creeks and water ways (and 1/2 of
> the Northeast US and North Europe), do you know
> anywhere else to get viviporous/vivapariae? I really
> like them and have 2 cold water systems I would like
> to add 1 or 2.
> Also on the viviporous, I can't find much on them in
> the way of husbandry or breeding, Any idea's on that?
> --- BoiseBobD at aol_com wrote:
> > They were scourge in my tanks. I once dumped a
> > half-gallon of miriatic acid
> > into a 10 gallon tank. after a week, the snails
> > were gone, but the shells
> > had buffered off the acid to a point where pH was
> > 7.4 (tested it just on
> > curiosity).
> > THey are almost as bad as zebra mussels, IMHO.
> > Venezuelans I have kept under
> > control in some tanks, but not in others. I've
> > heard that there is an
> > attractive red snail in Italy, but no one I know of
> > has imported them. I've kept
> > viviporous snails from Western NY in cold water
> > tanks, but they don't do well in
> > tropical temperatures.
> > Bob Dixon
> > º º º º o
> > ><))))º>
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