Common periwinkle (Littorina littorea)

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Common periwinkle (Littorina littorea)

Postby jonfr on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:07 am

Is there any experience in keeping thease in a aquarium ? I got a similar snails (or this exact species) in my 20 liter saltwater tank at the moment.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby jonfr on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:50 pm

Those snails are doing fine in my mini saltwater tank. They seems to accept the temperature in the tank without a problem. But as snails go, they are lazy. They are even more lazy then apple snails.
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Postby jonfr on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:19 am

Still doing good. The snails appears to like stronger current better then a slower current, I think.
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Postby jonfr on Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:45 am

Still doing good, doing saltwater change every other day at the moment. Those snails appears to have good vision, but they can see me when I get close to there tank.
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Postby Pollux on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:35 am

thats cool jonfr :D
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Postby jonfr on Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:59 am

I got several color variants of those snails. Mostly white, few dark onces, few that have stripes and at least one that has dark red shell and few yellow ones. This type of snails is even more lazy then apple snails, sometimes they don't move at all for several days. They also tend to go above the waterline, close up and stay inactive for a long period.

I do hope that they can be in a aquarium for a long time. But so far everything is looking good.
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