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  1. Chewy's grandkids have been hatching for the last 3 days. 2 of the 4 clutches have started to hatch. They're so cute when they're little! I'm not doing anything special with them, just hatching them in the 75 gal with all the pigface goldies, so I'm not sure if any of them will actually make it. I was thinking of taking a few out and putting them with Wally Betta, but he'll probably torment them more. If anyone wants me to "set a hatchling aside" for them, let me know!
  2. Cana females seem to get the largest, but I've never seen one quite as big as Koko's unofficial mascot, Chewbaca. I have some pretty large canas, but they aren't nearly as big as Chewy. My mom must be feeding her too well! All of my canas are in with my goldies. My goldies range from 2 inches to about 9 inches. Chewy used to be in an tropical tank too, long ago. I got her as a "hand me down" when Chewy destroyed the plants in that tank. Chewy is also the snail in my avatar. She's extremely friendly and used to come to hand feed at the top of the tank! All of her babies have been friendly little pigs. As far as special needs, they would need good water quality, a stable pH, lots of fruits and veggies and possibly some calcium supplements. You wouldn't be able to use meds or higher doses of salt in your tank if you put snails in there though, that's all I can think of. I'll pull my canas out and get you some pictures. You can pick whoever you want and I'll mail them to you!
  3. I had around 400-500 at once! What kinds do have?
  4. Here's a list of cities I've sent Chewy babies to. I know there are some I've missed! Add to it if I've missed your city. And these clutches aren't Chewy's babies...they're Chewy's GRANDbabies Rogers, AR Phoenix, AR Lemoyne, PA Monmouth, OR Hammond, IN Lynnwood, WA Harvey, IL Opelika, AL Mobile, AL Moline, IL Jacksonville, FL Virginia Beach, VA Pittsburgh, PA Tomahawk, WI
  5. How do you feel about baseball sized (but famous) Chewy babies and grandbabies? I'll send you some canas, we'll talk! I owe you some snailys!
  6. Hi guys! I just wanted to let everyone know that I still have about 7 or so of Chewy's kids in my 75 gallon. Guess how many egg clutches I have right now? 4!!!!!!!! (and one fell into the water or I would have 5!) I don't even know who the female/males are. I had those 7 or so left because they had shell damage and 1 clutch at a time, here I am with 4! And can I flush them, noooo. Chewy's grandkids will be up for adoption is a few months. Somebody shoot me Erika, I'm sending you all 400 babies that I'll have shortly. Just kidding, babe.
  7. Maybe try taking your snail out again. It won't hurt to do the cool treatment a couple times a day. I hope your snails gets better soon!
  8. Maybe his body is just swollen, making it seem like his trapdoor is too small. Sometimes their body's swell when there are water issues. Even the slightest problems with water params can cause problems sometimes. If you do think he may be swollen, even if only a little bit, take him out of the water for a little while. What I do is put them in a bowl and set them on a cool surface for awhile. I'd get something out of the freezer like a bag of veggies and set it on the counter for couple of minutes to make a cool area. Then put the snail in a bowl/container and set it on that cool area. Leave him out for about 10-15 minutes. Hopefully he'll slime around in the bowl so his foot gets to actually touch the cool areas. If you haven't already done it, check the params for nitrites, ammonia and nitrates.
  9. Here are pics that you posted of her in June http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...showtopic=30621 She looks much better then, not nearly as bad as now. So please, don't blame me, your own photos prove it's not my fault. Can't blame Heather for everything.
  10. Her shell looks worse than when I gave her back to you. Her new growth is damaged too...I didn't do that to her. Here's a picture of her laying her last clutch with me. Her shell isn't nearly that eroded in this picture.
  11. In their native areas they can live out of the water about a week or two at a time if the conditions are right. The humidity has to be really high. I have snails in my pop-up pond (it's like a kid's pool) and I found a snail on my deck today. This to me means that it's time for a water change. Snails really have no reason to leave the water unless they're laying eggs, starving for food, or the water conditions aren't up to par. Most of the time if they leave the water, they return right back on their own. I had a rubbermaid container full of snails on the floor in my spare bedroom. I decided recently to put those snails in the pop-up pond. I took all the snails out and left the rubbermaid there for a few days till I felt like cleaning it. 4-5 days later, I pulled it out and there was a huge snail laying there on the floor. I picked him up and carried him downstairs to throw him away. Then, something made me wonder if he might still be alive. I filled a plastic cup up with tank water and put him in there. Nothing happened, but I left him in the cup overnight. The next morning he was sliming around on the side of the cup. He had survived about 4-5 days out of the water on the carpet, in an airconditioned room! I'm sure the humidity was high, it always is in Pittsburgh, and that probably helped.
  12. A similar thing happened to me last year, but my fish was not so lucky. It sounds to me like you're doing everything right. Good luck!
  13. These are the same questions I ask myself! It's a tough one. Yes, she is on her right side 24/7. The only time she moves is to eat, and she even does that on her side. She can also come up to the surface to breathe if need be, also sideways. The basket she's in is about 12 inches long by 4 inches high, so she's close enough to the surface to jump up once in awhile. If I sit her up myself, she will only be in that position for about a minute or so. She has not been able to get herself upright in five months.
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