AQUARIUM SNAILS

River livestock: contents, photo, description

Many beginner novice aquarists know almost nothing about aquarium snails. This is not very good! There are also species of predatory snails that cannot tolerate other types of snails on their territory! To help you learn a bit about snails, we decided to write for you about some types of gastropods that live in an aquarium environment....

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Black Mystery: maintenance and care, photo

Black Mystery snail This mollusk is a representative of the genus Romacea of ​​the Ampullariidae family, which is also called Apple snails, formerly called Pilidae. This "family" includes about 120 species of snails. A characteristic feature of all Romacea is a specific tubular process, the so-called siphon....

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Spiksi snail: content, description, reproduction, photo.

Spiksi snail can be recognized by the oval shape of the shell, which is slightly narrowed upward. It is also smooth and has a white or yellow color with dark brown stripes that twist in a spiral. The body of the snail can be either yellow or brown, but there are always dark spots on it, the amount of which is constantly changing....

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Pagoda: content, description, reproduction, photo

Snail Pagoda This mollusk with a bizarre shell was first described in 1847 by the British natural scientist John Gould. Due to its unusual and beautiful appearance, the snail Pagoda is very popular among aquarists. In nature, it is found within a limited geographical area, in other words, refers to endemic....

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Phisa: content, compatibility, reproduction, description, photo, video

The population of the aquarium is most often not limited to fish, frogs, dwarf crayfish or shrimp. In the neighborhood with these underwater inhabitants snails almost always live. Their activity is an interesting subject for observation, and habits can affect the ecology of the entire aquarium. Let's talk about the most popular kind of aquarium snails - Physa (Physa)....

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Melania: content, breeding, compatibility, photo, description

Origin and appearance Melania is a gastropod clam of the genus Melanoides of the family Thiaridae. The outdated name of the species is tiara, as it is mentioned in the aquarium literature of past years. Today, such a name is obsolete and incorrect, because, in view of new scientific research, the place of melania in the classification of mollusks has changed....

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Helena snail: content, breeding, description, photo, compatibility.

Helena snail is a very beautiful and healthy freshwater mollusk, the observation of which will be very fascinating and interesting. However, some features of its content must be taken into account. The Helena snail is a predatory species of freshwater mollusks. Most often, aquarists decide to breed them who are not able to independently control the number or cannot completely get rid of pest snails that have got into the aquarium, for example, physicists, coils, and chalking....

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Theodoxus snail: content, reproduction, description, photo

The main characteristics of the genus species belong to the neretid family. Like most relatives, they can live in both fresh and brackish water. Their size reaches an average of a centimeter in height. The shell is round, with a small curl; to many it resembles a bowl or cup in shape. On the back surface of the sole there is a lid, which the animal closes the entrance as necessary, like ampullarium....

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Horned snail: maintenance and care, photo, description.

The horned snail got its "folk" name due to the horn-like processes on its shell. The shells of snails of this species are painted yellow-black, with small patches of brown-black. Besides. The shells of horned snails are very durable, and the “horns” themselves have an interesting structure, and can even injure a person who will hold or squeeze the snail in his hand....

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Neretina: content reproduction, description, photo, compatibility

Among aquarists, snails of neretin began to use more and more popularity. This species belongs to freshwater snails, although some representatives of this species live in sea water. Neretina owes its popularity to the fact that it perfectly removes all unnecessary pollution in the aquarium. She also has no equal in eating algae....

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Ampularia: content, reproduction, compatibility, photo, description

Ampularia (Pomacea bridgesii) is a freshwater snail widely used by aquarists from around the world. This mollusk comes from the Amazon basin in South America. This species of gastropods is also widespread in many countries located in the tropics. In Europe, ampularia appeared relatively recently - only at the beginning of the 20th century....

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Tilomelaniya: content, reproduction, compatibility, photo, description

Tylomelania - conditions of detention Having read about tilomelania on the Internet, at first I was upset, because the recommended conditions of their maintenance were more suitable for aquariums under "Africa" ​​than for the "acidic" water climate maintained in my aquariums. in Indonesia) they live in water with a pH of 8 ... 9, medium hardness, like space and rocky soils....

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Marisa: content, breeding, compatibility, photo, description

One of the prettiest representatives of aquarium snails is the mariza snail. In nature, it lives in the warm fresh waters of South America: in Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica. Due to its ability to instantly absorb algae, they began to use mariza in the middle of the last century to clean water bodies affected by plants....

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