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    I think I have two different "golden" ramshorns ... both have golden shells, but some of them have orange foot and others red ... What about yours, Xema?

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    In my ramshorns population, I, too, have been noticing golden or light coloured shells with bright orange foot as well as other colours. Also, One of my larger ramshorns that Was given to me, as it grows, spots are still appearant on the body, they did not fade 100% with growth.

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    Hi Xema,

    I notice you refer to your blue and spotted ramshorns as P. corneus.

    I was under the impression these aquarium forms were actually Planorbella duryi and not my native Planorbarius corneus.

    As Planorbarius corneus easily grows to 30mm and Planorbella duryi only 15mm it should be relatively easy to rule out the latter.

    I'm also curious because I've always found that Planorbarius corneus dislikes the constant high temperatures found in aquariums, and is therefore quite short lived. Planorbella duryi on the other hand is native to warmer waters and therefore is more likely to do ok.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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    Mines grow up to 1,5 cm., but I keep them in tanks under 24șC
    I think this snail is quite difficult to keep, I have been keeping them for over a year with not many success.
    I got them in a local pond (of course the brown strain).

    By the way, in spain every people say thay are Planorbis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xema View Post
    Mines grow up to 1,5 cm.,
    How big do the blue ones grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xema View Post
    By the way, in spain every people say thay are Planorbis
    This is a common mistake here also, they are correctly Planorbarius corneus.
    I think Planorbarius is a monotypic family.

    Planorbis contains many many species in Europe.

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    These are very nice snails, thank you for the pictures!
    Last edited by Robert; 17th Dec 2007 at 02:00 AM. Reason: bad orthography

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKUK View Post
    How big do the blue ones grow?
    I am not sure if you can appreciate the size of the snail, I think that blue one in the background is over 2 cm long.


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    Xema, have you been feeding your snails steroids?

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