Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-28-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Blue vs. Pink

I am really hoping to breed red/pink ramshorn snails and was curious as to if the blue ones are even more sought after (in that case I might breed blue ramshorns instead, however I love the coloring on both). I know both are rare in the hobby and unfortunately I can't breed both since I only want to have one tank dedicated to this (its an already cycled and mature ten gallon that I will be using for this).

Here we go! Let this mini poll begin! In your post just say either blue or pink. However if you would like to elaborate your opinion or give friendly advice that's cool too!

Here Is a blue ramshorn:

Name:   ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1425175373.428957.jpg
Views: 154
Size:  23.0 KB

Here's a pink one:

Name:   ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1425175445.665875.jpg
Views: 149
Size:  48.9 KB


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 10:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ImACoolguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,954
Team white and gold


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS
__________________
ImACoolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:12 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
I personally like the blue better, but that's just my opinion.
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:24 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
DeeLee2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Saint Augustine, FL USA
Posts: 688
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceFish42 View Post
I personally like the blue better, but that's just my opinion.

+1 for blue


🐟 Diana Lee 🐠
😎 the St. Augustine Redhead 😎
http://floridaorchidendlers.com
__________________
DeeLee2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeeLee2013 View Post
+1 for blue


🐟 Diana Lee 🐠
😎 the St. Augustine Redhead 😎
http://floridaorchidendlers.com

This question probably sounds a bit stupid... what does the +1 mean? I've seen it in several places but it was never really explained.
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ImACoolguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceFish42 View Post
This question probably sounds a bit stupid... what does the +1 mean? I've seen it in several places but it was never really explained.

Basically is like a thumbs up u agree with the comment.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS
__________________
ImACoolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImACoolguy View Post
Basically is like a thumbs up u agree with the comment.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS

Thanks!
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 12:44 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
treemanone2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bridgeport, Ct.
Posts: 2,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceFish42 View Post
This question probably sounds a bit stupid... what does the +1 mean? I've seen it in several places but it was never really explained.

It's a net speak term for "I agree".


Sent from my iPhone that doesn't like me. Or you !!
__________________
treemanone2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 02:22 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 117
+1 for blue


Charity
__________________
Ohsnapitscharity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 10:57 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 3,175
Team blue here
__________________
TheresaM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImACoolguy View Post
Team white and gold


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS

Lol I don't think anyone else gets it....


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 06:01 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Ah decisions..decisions...does anyone know if the pink or blue live longer than the other? Also has anyone ever ordered from Alpha Pro Breeders? That's where I am ordering them from.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Apparently the blues are a hit or miss. They aren't very reliable when breeding. Only 90% bred turn blue. Pinks are about 99.99% according to google. If I were to breed pinks would any of you be interested in buying some?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 12:31 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishobsessed7's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1,816
I say blue anyway! That just makes them all the more rare and valuable!


Fishobsessed7
__________________
Money Can't Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Fish Which Is Pretty Much The Same Thing!


Fishobsessed7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Blue vs. Pink

How do I keep them from crawling out of a rimless tank? My ten gallon is not made to be rimless but I turned it into one so....yeah...that's going to be challenge. Is there any way to keep them in? I got some weird looking leopard pattern snails for my dad's tank and the guy gave me a lot more than I needed. I would release them into my pond but I think they are invasive...


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 10:49 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
Maybe have a lower water level and/or something on top of the aquarium?
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 01:01 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Blue vs. Pink

I did both of those things and seems to be working for now. i feared over stocking so i made a mini tank from a wide vase to split up the population. They look sort of like baby apple snails but they have a weird marbled brown color....sort of like stripes AND dots. I'm still getting the ramshorns but I thought I might as well get my parents into the hobby so they will get me more stuff (wink).


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 12:49 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 16,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by NatureFish View Post
I did both of those things and seems to be working for now. i feared over stocking so i made a mini tank from a wide vase to split up the population. They look sort of like baby apple snails but they have a weird marbled brown color....sort of like stripes AND dots. I'm still getting the ramshorns but I thought I might as well get my parents into the hobby so they will get me more stuff (wink).


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Good plan! lol

Maybe a leopard tiger mix ( just kidding and made that up, though there really are Leopards)

Make sure that if you get the pinks/reds you know they are more fragile and I haven't ever had them live as long as the plain ones, though I had some blue ones also don't get as many, live for ever! 2-3 years, I called the one Grandpa because he was the oldest father of the fathers!

There are different body shell combinations of pinks and gold shell pink body, etc.

Don't let there ever be a variant color in with the pinks/reds because it can mess up the lines!

I think my signature has one of my favorite pics in it still!!!

Edit, forgot...both colors in separate tanks! Reds (or pink)!
__________________
New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?

Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/

FW Favorites right now Clown Loaches, any shrimp - SW Vase Red Mangroves
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 08:02 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Ok thanks! Lol parents killed their snails after just a few days... figures.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 04:15 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Blue vs. Pink

I think I'm going to go with blue after all. Can I keep other species with them or will they breed?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blue, pink

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pink bolt/Pale Pink Caridina Amyers22 Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 0 02-28-2015 01:30 AM
11w blue/pink light JoeDaniels General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 05-07-2011 03:31 PM
pink and blue widows TASHANCRAIG Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 08-25-2010 05:30 PM
Blue Gourami w/Pink Rashes Nay Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 12-24-2008 04:09 PM
Dwarf Blue and pink Kissing gouramies fishNCovice Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 05-02-2004 11:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.