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    Quote Originally Posted by silane View Post
    Snail seems to be a good tank mate for them, I see they go for ramhorm snail poo, it is funny to see that.

    You mean Sulawesi snail baby? How's their eggs look like?
    No eggs, they are viviparous.

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    Hmm my offspring of Tylomelania patricalis is only 3 to 4 mm.
    At that point, did anyone get them to lets say 2.5 cm? How long did it take?
    I have the impression mine don't grow.

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    I have not try Tylomelania sp, do they take algae at all? Or they can survive on algae alone?

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    The tank is absolutely free of algae, except Nitella sp. which they don't like. There is always heavy activity when I feed vegetable flakes like JBL Novovert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silane View Post
    I have not try Tylomelania sp, do they take algae at all? Or they can survive on algae alone?
    They do eat algae ,it is striking to see these long big snails grazing on the glas.I am sure they can survive on algae ,providing there is enough.I also feed mine dried indian almond leaves,boiled dandelions and peas they also eat
    alge waffers etc.

    My first ofspring are about 3 months old and have doubled in length during that time.

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    peas... nice idea, I'll try them, thanks.
    What I meant, with absolutely no algae in the tank, I think the Tylos eat any little bit of algae that comes up.

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    My experience with Sulawesi shrimps is with:
    -Cardinal: they breed easly and they are very strong shrimps. The second generation are more active of the wild one and they eat also commercial shrimps food while the wild one prefere only periphyton
    -Harlequin: I took 10 pcs. They dead one by one in 2 month. One female make some shrimplet. Now I have only 3 shrimplet that are born in my tank
    -Orchid: they are more strong that Cardinal. The wild one and the second generation eat without any problems commercial food. This shrimps is more aggressive than Cardinal

    I have also Tylo and they breed many baby.

    The "Sulawesi" tank is 20 litres; pH 8.3, 280-300 microsiemens, T 27° C.
    I started in february with 10 Harlequin, 20 Cardinal, 6 Orchid and 9 Tylo.
    Now I have (I don't count them... I suppose!!!) 150 Cardinal, 3 Harlequin, 60 Orchid and 24 Tylo.

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    Tylomelania eat normal fishfood. Based on plant or meat, they like both.
    I keep mossballs and lomariopsis in the tanks. These snails donīt eat living plants from my experience.

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    so is the water temp. required for sulawesi's are same with cherries?

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    Regarding the original topic of this thred ,I got this info from a friend that
    have spoken to the aqurium manager at one of swedens leading whole salers in tropical fish.
    The guy my friend had spoken to has tried to establish 15 different species of sulawesi shrimp ,and in all species his experience was
    more or less similar he maneged to get a first generation but they all died as
    large juveniles or young adults.He was of the opinion that there was some thing missing in captivety that they get in nature .

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