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TheTeh
31st Jul 2006, 04:37 PM
Sorry if you have seen these before from another forum. Anyway, I would like to share with you some of my aquarium snail photos!

I have 7 types of snails in total:

More photos and Snail IDs here:
http://www.theteh.com/html/my_aquarium_snails_collection.html

Baby Apple snails hatched from egg clutch:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_IMG_04441.jpg

A rare type of Malaysian trumpet snail (Melanoides granifera):
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_IMG_07041.jpg

Baby apple snail on Utricularia graminifolia plant:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_IMG_05793.jpg

Pond snails (Lymneae truncata):
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_IMG_07581.jpg

Mini Ramshorn (Gyraulus convexiusculus), max ~5mm:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_IMG_05951.jpg

Tiger shrimp riding on Ramshorn snail (Gyraulus corneus):
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2006-05-01 15-37-37_IMG_79831.jpg

TheTeh
31st Jul 2006, 04:40 PM
Anyone with different types of MTS in your tank?

Melanoides granifera is less common than the other two types of MTS. In my experience, this species is very slow growing and does not reproduce quickly. Their shells are prettier (in my opinion) and shorter/stockier than the other two species of MTS.

Melanoides maculata is very similar to M. tuberculata except that the M. maculata’s shell has less brown spotted pigmentation and the texture rougher.

These are the three types I have in my tank M.g, M.m and M.t:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2006-04-17 20-22-44_IMG_75381.jpg

M.granifera:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2006-05-07 12-13-13_IMG_81231.jpg

M.maculata:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2006-05-06 22-03-23_IMG_81101.jpg

M.tuberculata:
http://www.theteh.com/assets/images/db_images/db_2006-05-07 12-16-34_IMG_81261.jpg

Xema
15th Aug 2006, 07:23 AM
Very cool pictures... I love your snails....

I have been looking for M. granifera many time...