really not sure what type they are at all think they are pomacea (about80% sure) but could be something else ive got one purple one caramel one white and two pink, dont know if that helps at all from what i read certain species can only be usually certain colours
think i have a cluster of eggs am not sure, everything ive read says that they lay their eggs above the water line but mine are attached to a plant about 2" below the water line. looks like a white lump with thousands of clear bubbles in it. its in my second tank which only has my frog and 5 apple snails in it all my fish are in the primary tank and i have a treatment tank just in case so no fish will be going into that tank, but not sure what to do for the best if it is a cluster of eggs. should i leave it where it is or maybe move it to a small treatment tank i have set up. any advice anyone?
ive had a pleco for ages now he is now around 9" in length and he still manages to hide from me. there has been times in the past especially when he was small that i didnt see him for months they manage to hide in some strange places and even now i might not see him for days but i believe that this is quite natural they like quiet dark spaces in the tank. you might be well checking the tank late at nite when the lights been off for a while thats what i used to do if i got really worried after a couple of times you might just catch a look at him dont reaaly know a lot just talking from my experiance hope it helps
hey howard, im no expert but i think if you are worried the temp might fall by quite a lot overnite then i would add the heater, it wont do no harm just keep the temp more regulated in the tank and more comftable for your little uns, and ive never heard of one boiling the water or a fish burnin itself on one but i would suggest getting a thermometer and placing it at the other end of the tank than the heater just to check the heater is working ok and its at the right temp then you can adjust it if you need to. the box the heater came in should tell you how to place it in the tank, mine has got a level mark at the top of mine to make sure its in as far as it should be to work hope ive helped a little