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SubMariner0805
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« on: July 24, 2010, 08:19:49 PM »

Just throwin this out to all you invert lovers, what do you think of Spixi Snails?  Any tips on care, or experiences with them.  I just got one from my lfs and I love the shell pattern.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 09:14:53 PM »

Pretty hardy.Mine eat primarily what the fish eat.I have hard water so I have no shell issues.See the keeping happy snails sticky,lots of good info
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?topic=6317.0
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 10:59:52 AM »

Spixis are beautiful, but they can VERY easily become out of hand in a tank. So if you get anymore please be diligent in removing the eggs from the tank. They are prolific spawners and can become as much of a nuisance as mts and pond snails and will annihilate any plants. Calcium is so leached from the water of the tank that I have spixis in due to the overpopulation of snails that it's been a long time since I've had a spixi with a nice shell. Luckily my acquisition of assassin snails has finally helped me curtail the spixi problem that I had.

But yes, when they are controlled they are absolutely gorgeous. Good luck with the little guy.
Take care,
Mary.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 06:09:22 PM »

I just bought one because I was afraid of them reproducing.  I love the shell and ill add the liquid calcium to the water.  I do have a fairly planted 10 gallon tank, do you think the one snail will destroy the plants? The plants I have are amazon sword, brazil sword, 2 little java ferns, ulvaceous bulb, red lily bulb, 2 anubias nana, anacharis, some java moss on a piece of drift, and a crypt plug. 
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