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kobal
1st Feb 2012, 11:46 AM
Hi

Together with my new Sulawesi shrimps, I ordered snails that I had never seen for sale in France: a kind of Faunus sp, but which one?

Neither the color nor the size are the same as Faunus ater.
Does anyone have informations about them?

Here are some pictures:

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_7511.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_7510.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_7418.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_7420.jpg

Fento
2nd Feb 2012, 06:09 PM
No idea... they are just told to be Faunus. (I pm you a link with similar pictures)

kobal
2nd Feb 2012, 11:46 PM
Thank you Fento.

Yes the photos on the link show the same snail as mine. They don't specify the scientific name of this Faunus. They say they are viviparous unlike Faunus ater.

kobal
7th Feb 2012, 04:44 AM
Another link says they need brackish water...

I would be more of this opinion.

We'll see...

Frank
7th Feb 2012, 03:23 PM
Mine feel fine in soft freshwater.
I canīt find a scientific name as well.
The shape of the shell looks a bit different to F. ater and they are smaller.
Most probably itīs a Faunus but not F. ater.
They are offered as Cappuccino snail in Germany.

Fento
7th Feb 2012, 06:43 PM
Has anybody bred this/ese snail/s? there's not many information in the internet and many information sources are contradictory. :/

kobal
7th Feb 2012, 11:48 PM
Mine feel fine in soft freshwater.
I canīt find a scientific name as well.
The shape of the shell looks a bit different to F. ater and they are smaller.
Most probably itīs a Faunus but not F. ater.
They are offered as Cappuccino snail in Germany.

Yes they are much smaller than Faunus ater (You can se the difference on the third and fourth pictures).

I have 10 Faunus ater and 5 Faunus sp in my tank so if they breed in freshwater, I should have babies sooner or later...

I bought my Faunus ater more than two years ago, so I think brackish water is needed for reproduction.

Frank
8th Feb 2012, 06:18 AM
I keep Faunus ater for around a year and never saw offpring.

BTW: I also keep a new Faunus on the market called lava snail.
They were available at the same time as the Cappuccino snail. Pretty new and very nice.

kobal
8th Feb 2012, 11:36 AM
I keep Faunus ater for around a year and never saw offpring.

BTW: I also keep a new Faunus on the market called lava snail.
They were available at the same time as the Cappuccino snail. Pretty new and very nice.


What they call lava snail are Faunus ater with red stains on their head and foot. 5 out of 10 of mine are "lava snail", they are not so new on the market: I have bought my first two more than two years ago...

http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/15/16/31/15/p1040813.jpg