Apple snails are so graceful. Absolutely beautiful to watch slide up the glass, through the plants and glide back down to the bottom. Great to see them happy and relaxed, laughing and chatting with each other, not a care in the world 🙂
We spent all day today cleaning out our aquarium! Bloodworms were starting to take over. We don’t know how they got in there, maybe in the roots of bought plants. I’m guessing they are food for tropical fish, but if you don’t have fish they multiply! Here is a photo I took a few weeks ago of one of them on a piece of wood in the aquarium. The other photo is one I took today, it is the bottom of a big saucepan with about 50 of them. We washed everything, especially the gravel, and found this many lurking in among the stones. Obviously these worms are flesh eaters, but we aren’t sure that they actually kill snails, but some of the snails have died lately and there is no other explanation. I just hope we got them all, or we will have to start looking for a fish that eats worms and not snails … a question for Quora.com I guess.
I was really very fond of this collection of stuff. It has taken many years to get as good as this. Because there was no where else in the house that was suitable, it was with great difficulty that we decided this was the only possible spot to put our new snail pond!
To decorate the pond is a rock of red jasper from the Gwydir River, a fossil leaf from the hill behind our house, and an antique silkworm chrysalis jade carving from Xi’an in China.