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Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:58 pm
by captainf
Spiders scare me :P

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:23 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Snail, I have questions for you oh great mighty snail knowledgy person. :)

Nerite snails would NOT breed in normal water would they? Could they live in a cold water tank? How long do they live for?

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:18 pm
by snail
Apart from a few species which have a different method of reproduction and which are not normally sold in the aquatic trade, nerites cannot be bred in captivity at all (although they will still lay eggs like salt grains on everything). They are another tropical species, so would be alright if your tank never drops below about 18C, although higher is better. You would need to keep an eye on the goldfish to check they don't harass the snails or pull at their feelers.

It's difficult to say how long they live for, but the common striped ones seem to live about 4 years.

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:31 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I very much doubt my tank ever drops below 18 degrees. We've got the pleco in so I make sure to add some warm water when I do water changes so it doesn't get too cold.

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:23 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Ok, one more question for Snail (or anyone else if they know to be honest).

Apple snails; would they survive in a "cold water" (room temperature) tank? My newt tank generally hovers around 20degrees (I've never checked the goldfish tank). I'm thinking of getting two; one for the fish tank, and one for the newt tank (I can get them in purple and pink :))

Edit: After reading around on the internet...can I mix apple snails and goldfish?

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:21 pm
by snail
I only know the basics about apples so have a look here, Dips, this is a great site, everything you need to know:
http://www.applesnail.net/

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:37 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Thank you, I'll have a look :)

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:55 pm
by Bel Bel
I have just got 3 West African Side Neck Turtles
They are the cutest things ever. I will post pics later

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:12 pm
by Bel Bel

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:06 pm
by snail
You're getting quite a turtle collection, Bel. Do they have names? What sex are they?

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:53 am
by Bel Bel
I have no idea what sex and the shop said he didn't know either so I could get babies :lol: If you know how to tell let me know and I will ahve a study.

We have named them really stupid names so promise not to laugh

Zippy - because I have a sad nostalgic obsession with him
Valentino - becasue my hubby loves valentino rossi
Nana - it's a pet name my daughter gave my husband when she was little and it just stuck. I always joke hubby has a cute turtle face so it made sense to us.

Stop laughing please

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:57 am
by captainf
Very nice photos of them :D They are cute.

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:02 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I like the second last photo :)

Can't you sex them by the shape of their tails like a tortoise?

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:28 pm
by Bel Bel
I can't find anyting about sexing them. However two have slightly fatter tails but not enough to be convinced. Two of them do seem to get together quite alot too and that is one with a fatter tail and one with the slimmer tail.

They sold my soft shell turtle at the shop but he came back within a few hours as the guy forgot to tell the shop he had fish and then wondred why the turtle was stalking them with a view to eating them :o I went to visit him yesterday. There was no recognition that he knew who I was which made me feel a bit better about him going back.

Re: Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:30 pm
by captainf
Got a question for those who know about birds.
When I was at my dads last week I kept seeing a bird that was exactly like a black bird, however its head + neck were white, and the rest of the body/wings were black with white bits.
Any ideas? I mentioned it to dad and he eventually saw it too and had no idea what it was.