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Eyal_A
8th Oct 2008, 03:08 AM
I have 4 of them ( 2 are completely black )
Till now I haven't see them touching any snail (there are ramshorn and trumpet snail with them ) they stick all the time to each other :huh:
Eyal

ShrimperUK
8th Oct 2008, 04:11 AM
I have 4 in my community tank and have seen them eating both ramshorn and trumpet snails.

When I see two together i think might be mating, although I haven't seen any babies yet.

Crazy4Shrimps
8th Oct 2008, 09:00 AM
Yeah I have!
They will stick to its prey and suck it out of its shell. Leaving an empty shell behind after its delicious (sticky) meal. I have tons of small empty snail shells in my tank. Cannot be bothered to remove it after a while.

Eyal_A
8th Oct 2008, 08:35 PM
I noticed they stick mostly to each other
Is that normal ?
I hope they are not cannibals !!
Could it be they're mating ?
Eyal

booyamoon
9th Oct 2008, 07:06 PM
They are canibals when in times when they have not enough to eat but it`s likeable they mate :)

in a few days they put their little white cocoons all over your tank :D

rabuenga
10th Oct 2008, 09:34 PM
Hello,

I have not seen it kill others snails, I have seen it eating snails. I leave you a link

http://www.soloinvertebrados.es/foro/general-f11/anentome-helena-caracol-come-caracoles-t1295.html

And some picture about its eggs

http://www.soloinvertebrados.es/foro/reproduccion-f13/evolucion-huevo-anentome-helena-t1806.html

Greetings

PD: I am not allowed to use URL tag, sorry.

Eyal_A
11th Oct 2008, 02:27 AM
Thank you both !!
rabuenga - the pictured were amazing
I''l wait and keep an eye:D

Nasty12
11th Oct 2008, 03:40 PM
Side track a bit, anyone know if it kill planeria?

booyamoon
11th Oct 2008, 03:48 PM
I have seen it killing but my English isn`t good enough to describe how it happens. there is a video on youtube though - if you are interested. friend of mine saw it and taped it - the lucky guy :)

concerning your second question: no, they don`t kill planaria and no fish will eat it either, they produce a very evil tasting slime and prevent other animals from touching them this way. you can really see them back away if they try to nip on it :D

the only thing so far that works is flubenol.

NISSO
13th Oct 2008, 03:24 AM
http://www.pic.co.il/Files/B01EAC8BE68D4C2FB24DB9CF001F1F5B/norm_6CF695374D8B41B59343BAC01DF5A72E.JPG




http://www.pic.co.il/Files/B01EAC8BE68D4C2FB24DB9CF001F1F5B/norm_4780574476A64980991CA4DA71DFFE38.JPG

Eyal_A
13th Oct 2008, 08:54 PM
Excelent pictures NISSO
Acutully yesterday I noticed one of the helena's consume MTS

ShrimperUK
14th Oct 2008, 05:12 AM
Side track a bit, anyone know if it kill planeria?

I don't think so, since i got these snails and they have been eating my other snails the population of planeria in the tank has shot up.