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adnan

Ramshorn pearl snails

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Hi there! 

I have total 3 fish tanks- 1 goldfish tank , 1 flowerhorn tank and 1 low tech planted tank. So in my low tech planned tank together with corydoras catfish, lampeye killi fish and cherry shrimps  I have some ramshorn snails, gorgeous  creatures and great cleaners. I year ago I bought  only 3 of them from England and at the moment they are probably more than 30-40. The seller mentioned that this type of ramshorn are very rear  breed. Just curious are they rear indeed? 

Couple of them 

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I have never seen them like that before. Really cool looking :thumbs: 

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Here is the vision of whole low tech planted nano tank with the pearl ramshorn snails and the other inhabitants. 

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WOW thats a very nice tank. What kind of filtration on the tank? how do you keep that sand so white :o 

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8 hours ago, koko said:

WOW thats a very nice tank. What kind of filtration on the tank? how do you keep that sand so white :o 

Thanks Koko! 

Yes, the sand is always white :) because of couple of reasons- the light is soft because of the plants on the surface and that doesn’t let boom of algae, plus my corydoras catfish, shrimps and snails are perfect bottom cleaners. The filtration is Juwel internal (the black one on the right) including different types of sponges and ceramics for beneficial bacteria. Oh, almost forgot, I do the fertilisation bit lower dose than suppose to be- food for plants and not for algae ;)

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The competition for food is very furious :D

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Oh look at them all. That is a great shot. :thumbs: I could sit and watch that tank all day :) 

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Thanks Koko!

Indeed it’s a pleasure to watch that nano planted tank, there is kind of harmony between all inhabitants. The interesting thing is that the snails don’t bother (don’t eat) the plants.

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That is a very nice tank!  Your cherry shrimps are a nice intense colour!  Are they a different version of the painted fire reds?  Just a different shade of red, but I like it...they kinda glow!  Same withe the pearl ramshorns, if I had those, I wouldn't be cleaning out my tank of regular ramshorns every water change.

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Thanks for your nice comments Dahling8! 

These particular cherry shrimps on the picture are still juveniles, that’s why the red is brighter, their parents (around 4-5 of them) are deep/dark cherry red coloured.  One day  I will try to take a picture of them to see the difference. By the way they are breeding really fast lol. 

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Ok, as I promised a picture of one of the adult shrimps. I tryed to take a picture as realistic as passible to show their real colour.  

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You should do a video I bet it would be so peaceful to watch :) 

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On 04/06/2018 at 10:41 PM, koko said:

You should do a video I bet it would be so peaceful to watch :) 

Ok, soon 

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I am not a big fan of Facebook and instagram but that was the fastest way to upload a quick clip of my low tech planted nano tank. 

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That is just a cool tank. I like how the cory cats are in the lead on finding food :) 

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Feeding time. Hikari wafers and spirulina flakes.

 

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Very nice. What is that plant hanging from the top of the tank ?

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On 30/06/2018 at 4:49 PM, koko said:

Very nice. What is that plant hanging from the top of the tank ?

Thanks! 

The plant on the top is the small variation of Pistia plant, bonsai Pistia lol. Very tough plant, perfect biological filter, the roots are great for the inhabitants, growing really fast and doesn’t like flow. Excellent plant for low tech nano planted tank. 

Look at my ramshorn pearl snails, today I organise BBQ party for them lol.

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Very nice!!

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Do you have a lid on this tank? WOW thats a lot of snails :yikes 

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On 09/07/2018 at 3:47 AM, koko said:

Do you have a lid on this tank? WOW thats a lot of snails :yikes 

Yes, the nano tank is with a lid. 

 

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Beautiful aquarium!  Those Ramshorn snails are rare.  I used to keep and breed them, they are albino or "pink" as some call them, and the original animals were hard to acquire.  They breed as fast and easy as other Ramshorn snails and I'm not sure why they aren't more abundant.  

In some of your pictures, they appear more white, some pictures they appear more pink.  If they are actually on the whiter side, I'd say they are even more rare.  

Good Luck with that beautiful setup and those beautiful animals and plants! 

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Hi Acro!

Thanks for your nice words!

You are right about the coloration of the snails. Some of them are white-pearl, the others pinky-pearl. Plus some interesting thing happened, it appeared some blue and red-brown coloured ramshorns, but they are only few.

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In time more mature they become, their colour get more white-pearl.

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