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amyhartofish:

and speaking of ramshorns, let’s go from spots to STRIPES. I found this curly wurly in a blue ram tank at my local chain pet store and asked if it was for sale, and it turns out they were happy to give it for free :D it’s much bigger than any of my other ramshorns, being 2cm long. chocolate brown, blue and white stripes. ahhhhh it’s so gorgeous I LOVE IT

The stripes might occur when the snail grows better or worse in different water. They won’t grow stripes when the water values won’t change :)

Yeah, those stripes look more like periods where the water conditions were unfavorable to the snail, resulting in the discoloration of the shell, as it grew. 

thanks for the interesting information guys! it’s doing surprisingly well considering it must have had a difficult upbringing. hopefully it will feel more settled in its new home :)

35 notes8.410:33 PM • Source: amyhartofish
#the blue tint is very interesting though and can be seen in the more delicate inner shell too which is cool #idk I love this snail a lot but then I sort of love all snails a lot #my snails
ALSO THIS IS THE PRETTIEST PLATY I HAVE EVER OWNED LOOK AT HER

ALSO THIS IS THE PRETTIEST PLATY I HAVE EVER OWNED LOOK AT HER

4 notes8.47:06 AM
#platy #my fish #cries real tears she is so cute #platy matriarchy

and speaking of ramshorns, let’s go from spots to STRIPES. I found this curly wurly in a blue ram tank at my local chain pet store and asked if it was for sale, and it turns out they were happy to give it for free :D it’s much bigger than any of my other ramshorns, being 2cm long. chocolate brown, blue and white stripes. ahhhhh it’s so gorgeous I LOVE IT

35 notes8.46:31 AM
#ramshorn #ramshorn snail #my snails #aquarium #curly wurly #ahahahah #I might go back to the pet store tomorrow because they had at least one more like this in that tank

Ramshorn Round Up

just a few of the lovely spotted baby ramshorn growing up in my tanks, none of the adults I have are spotted so I must be seeing a recessive gene or a cool mutation :) I love these lil guys and when they are a bit bigger i will pull out the best couple and get some fab selectively bred leopards!

8.46:17 AM
#ramshorn #ramshorn snail #my snails #my tanks #aquarium #the rest will probably go to the pet stores I know sell them ahahah

Biotop update: Garden of Eden

my biotop is now STUFFED full of thriving plants and delicate baby ramshorn snails who keep the glass crystal clear ahaha. due to someone unknown coming in and manually unplugging all my tanks during the move, the cardinal tetra didn’t survive the winter temperatures :( currently the tank is looking after a pair of baby sisters from the platy tank, so that they can get big without competing with the adult platies. I don’t know what the huge purple veined plant is because I got it for $3 at a pet store, but I am literally in love with it :D

9 notes8.35:16 AM
#planted tank #aquarium #platy #biotop #my plants #my fish #my tanks

throw-tribbles-at-them:

modestdemidov:

robinistall:

fish shaming [x]

jesus christ i’ve been waiting for this

e-sharp

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Also I guess I should mention that he riparium dream is no more :( it was just too much hard work while I’ve been sick. Now there are a few cardinals in there and it’s v serene and peaceful :)

6.512:15 AM
#my tanks #biotop #cardinal tetra #aquarium

So I went for a bare bottom refit of my lil 2.5 gal tank, new solo occupant uwu the girly betta, potted plants and a fancy new light :)

8 notes6.512:08 AM
#hmm should I get a loach or something as a tank mate? #aquarium #fish tank #planted aquarium #betta #this tank cost me $3 from a church sale #I think it was prolly someone's sump tank ahahaha #:)

A few froggy pics :)

8 notes4.217:32 AM
#my frogs #golden bell frog #i think