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The Sliming Horror

Posted 2011.10.31 11.13 in Aquaria

Here’s a scarey picture for Samhain / Hallowe’en. It’s a hundred and eighty snails, all wanting to eat and poop in your aquarium.

Aaaauuuuugggghhhhhhh!!!

So Many Eggs

Posted 2011.03.20 10.35 in Aquaria

How do they all fit in there? How does she have enough room for so many eggs inside her shell, without totally displacing her own body?

Snails: bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.

So Many Snails

Posted 2010.08.22 9.15 in Aquaria

A couple days ago I was doing some big aquarium maintenance on the 38-gal snail tank. Basically I was bored of the black gravel and wanted to remove it, and do some redecorating.

I’ve done that sort of thing before and generally the corydoras and frogs know to cower in the opposite side of the tank to where I’m working. The snails however are too curious and tend to try and get in the way all the time.

So I temporarily hauled the lot of them out of the tank and plunked them all in the nursery with the babies.

It should be blatantly obvious but I’ll say it anyways: don’t overcrowd your aquariums! This was probably marginally acceptable because the situation only lasted for about 2 hours, and the nursery had been cleaned & had a water change before, and again after. But for the 2 hours, it was a 2 1/2 gallon enclosure of crazy snail claustrophobia…

Snaily Eggy Madness

Posted 2010.05.06 22.19 in Aquaria

It’s like they want to repopulate the Earth with snails. They’re laying, and laying, and laying…

I had 15 clutches in a single week. Some crummy photos below the fold.

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