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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Nerite Snail Eggs

So, I apparently have a very, very... um, happy... female zebra nerite snail. Or two.

Eep. Those are eggs. I know they won't hatch because the water conditions aren't right for breeding nerites, but these eggs aren't going to hurt Po, right?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 01:25 PM
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haha, that's crazy! poor snail.
I doubt it will hurt her though. but I don't have much experience with nerite snails or their eggs.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 08:50 PM
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I've had 3 baby nerites hatch in fresh water, very high PH like over 8 ph. Maybe that was the key? Anyway, they are super tiny and grow really really slowly. But it can happen!
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you can gently remove them with a toothpick.do not use anything made of metal to remove them.

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Ahh, toothpick! I didn't think of that.

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if they do not come off easily,leave them be for a few days. when they begin to decay they are easier to remove.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 12:36 PM
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Wow.

i was looking at my mystery snail the other day to see what these little white dots were on him. I have nerite snails too, so i bet they are eggs.

I wonder if nerite snails are male and female like the mystery snails, or if they are all "both" so that all it takes are two snails?
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Nerite snails are not hermaphrodites. The females lay eggs regardless of whether there is a male present, like a chicken.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 10:06 PM
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That's the drawback to these guys, they leave little white dots all over the place. They don't bother me, but I know it really irks some fishkeepers. A fair trade for all the algae threy get rid of, IMO.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 10:45 PM
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If it doesn't bother your Mystery Snail I wouldn't let it bother me. The eggs will disintegrate and fall off. That seems far easier on the snail that removing it from the water and picking at it.

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