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naming the black snail....


I bought Hya a friend today -- a black mystery snail -- and he didn't even notice at first. Then he went down to the bottom and started sniffing around the snail. Seriously, for all the world he looked like a curious kitty. He gradually got closer and closer and then he bit the shell! or tried to and shied away. Half a minute later he bit the actual snail (who is pretty close to his own size, btw). Irritated and alarmed, I smacked the glass and lectured him on not biting his friends; he just looked at me. He wouldn't leave the bottom of the vase either, staying right next to the snail. The snail didn't uncurl from his shell for so long that I was a little worried that maybe Hya attacked the snail more while I wan't looking and killed it, but after about six hours of laying there (some welcome!) he clung to the glass and started smoothing his way around. I need to name him. Hmmm... What to name a black snail who lives with a Hyacinthe?

Ideas?

feelings: brainshowering

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genesiskenshin ══╣╠══
Name...
I would guess another flower name. But what flower is black?

Funny story with Mystery snails. I have a gold one in my community tank and two dwarf puffers waiting to move to the 5 gallon. Well the snail was moving along the bubble bar and was starting to float up for the surface and one puffer who as far as I can tell isn't eating much swam up. He went and nipped the foot of my snail. THe snail snapped up into his shell so fast he almost too the puffer with him. I haven't seen that puffer harass the snail since.
lorigami ══╣╠══
Iris?
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
Little does Cara know...*winkwink* How 'bout Emile, after Hyacinthe's buddy/business partner in Night's Doorstep?
scourge ══╣stiletto╠══
(black) Orchid ? er....Onyx maybe ? Although Solomon / Enoch are always good stand-bys.
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