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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 685
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 05:32 am:       

Hi guys, I went to the LFS yesterday and they were selling snails 2 for 2.50, so I got some. Now that I have them home I strongly suspect that they're canas...They are both a brown colour with stripes, one is lighter than the other. The bodies are a grey colour, and their eyes are black. They do look different to my brigs on the spires. I don't have very clear photos of them yet. I don't have any tanks without plants...lol.
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http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/4269/brownside5wm.jpg
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Karin
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Username: autumn

Post Number: 1639
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 09:10 am:       

The pictures are a bit blurry, and most show the wrong side of the shell, so I can't be certain they are canas, but I can be relatively sure they aren't brigs. There are several other species besides canas that sometimes show up in the pet trade. I'm not sure which of those might be available in the UK. Brigs are one of the very few species that don't eat plants. Canas aren't even that voracious compared to some other species, so you can be pretty sure these guys are going to tear your tank up.

Hope that helps.
Possibly, the truest test of one's capacity for compassion, is whether one can love a snail.
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