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[APD] Re: Neritina natalensis Snails

Message: 7
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 13:46:35 +0200
From: "Laser" <laser at rse_co.za>
Subject: Re: [APD] Neritina natalensis Snails
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

From: "John T. Fitch" <JTFitch at fitchfamily_com>
"During Oliver Knott's presentation at the AGA convention in Washington, he
mentioned using a South African snail, Neritina natalensis, for cleaning up
algae, particularly on rocks. In Germany, they're called Rennschnecken. I
believe he also said that Clown loaches cannot get at them, because the
snails maintain such a strong grip on the surface beneath them.

Hi there John

I am from South Africa and have access to these snails. If you can't find any where you are let me know and I'll gladly post you some. A word of caution though, these snails are HIGHLY PROFILIC and in no time your tank looks like a hoar snails handbag...heads up :)

Kind Regards
Cameron James

Hmmm. Everything I have read -- so far -- indicates that these brackish water snails cannot reproduce in fresh water. As I understand it, they lay eggs, but the eggs don't mature. Is that incorrect?

John T. Fitch

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