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Acrochordus granulatus
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These are pix of the only granulatus that I bothered to take any pictures of.

Out of 5 granulatus this one is the only one that arrived in decent condition.

As you can see in this pic, the head is covered with the white-spot fungus.

     

Following are pictures of some of the "wounds" created by this illness, and the "white-spot" fungus itself.

This snake lasted about 25 days, if I remember correctly. It never ate that I am aware of.

The other granulatus that I received all died with 4 days. 1 in under 24 hours.

 

     

The snake that died in under 24hrs was purchased from Regal Reptiles. Inside the box was 2 deli cups, a Loose granulatus and NO Packing material.

Needless to say, those snakes Bounced  all the way here. Yes, I complained and they didn't do squat. I will not buy from them again, and I do not recommend them to anyone.

Its a shame that these beautiful creatures are so hard to keep long-term.

     

There are only 2 people that I am aware of that have had any long-term success with granulatus. A 3rd person has made the claim, but at this point I have no idea of its validity. Hopefully, its True.

My "Attempts", if you want to call them that were all Freshwater. Granulatus are found in FW and have been kept long-term in FW.

In the future though I may try a brackish or marine habitat. Who knows? Right now I have my hands full with the other Acrochordus and Homalopsinae snakes.

     

I tried several different things with this animal. I did manage to stop the progression of the white-spot fungus, but lost the battle in the end anyway.

I think that I understand how things went, so should I decide to give them a go again in the future--I expect to be in better shoes. Not great, but better.

But for now, I plan on sticking with the FW Acrochordus. I think I have them about figured out. In a few years and a few marine tanks: I think I will be ready to tackle these guys.

     

These 2 pix are of the same granulatus immediately after its shed. Notice the Huge reduction in the white-spot fungus. Sadly, if conditions are not right--it just comes back with a Vengeance!

I don't recall how long the snake lived after this shed. It wasn't long. They steadily decline regardless it seems. One day we'll get them sorted out.

Next are pictures of the setup that I used for the one Acrochordus granulatus.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
     
     
 
 

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