Oh my snails! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleNibbles93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 450
Oh my snails!

About a week and a'half ago I received 3 snails in the mail from my friend/sister who's in Florida.

Two of them died.

I only have one left, and today, I saw this odd stuff of what looked like eggs, so I googled it, and when I held the containter up to the window OH MY! It IS eggs! My snail is mommy! :D

I don't know if its good, bad, or anything. I have no experience with snails much, so I think its awesome, I can't wait to see when/if they "hatch" XD

I've been keeping my snail in her own container since she looks "bite size" for my bettas just about.

I'd provide pictures, but my camera can't take pictures of that small of detail.

The Boys
Sunkist and Eros

LittleNibbles93 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleNibbles93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 450
Tried taking pictures, this is what I got.

The eggs look like tagpole goo , only instead of a big black dot, its a tiny TINY white dot. You can see the dots in the first photo.
There are 3 small clusters of these, each having about 5-8 dots in them,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0005.JPG (44.2 KB, 261 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG0008.JPG (36.3 KB, 262 views)

The Boys
Sunkist and Eros

LittleNibbles93 is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,651
What kind is it? Many snails need brackish water to breed, and some need other snails. I bought a nerite and it came with a second "friend", but then we found it was a male and female...

I have the always-laying-eggs-everywhere female D; Ewwwww, its kinds gross!

If you know what kind she is, that might help with how to care for the eggies. Sometimes they need very specific conditions to hatch.

That is, if you want them! :P
PewPewPew is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleNibbles93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 450
I really don't know what kind she is, nor does my sister. I'll try to find out.
I've had snails for a few years, and they never had eggs, ever, seeing them I got all excited.

The Boys
Sunkist and Eros

LittleNibbles93 is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,651
Maybe try putting them in brackish water? Not the snail, but the eggies?

If they hatched it'd be a snailsplosion!
PewPewPew is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleNibbles93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 450
Okay, ...uh...how do I make brackish water?

The Boys
Sunkist and Eros

LittleNibbles93 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Member
 
BlakbirdxGyarados's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Currently based in NJ
Posts: 927
I do know what kind of snail. xP
Well
Not off the top of my head.
But yes, they're supposed to just breed in brakkish waters, which is why, when I got back, I was surprised to hear she was laying eggs. *wonders who the daddy is... or if there isn't one yet. |D)

Brackish water is just a mix of salt and water... not a lot of salt. If tehre was a lot then it'd be saltwater. xP
BUT YEAH
Don't listen to me about brackish water. Yet. Not until I get my shark-fish. Which will probably be a few years or so from now when I have my own house to spam with fish.

... I wonder if my fiance thinks I'm crazy for loving fish so much... >>

BlakbirdxGyarados is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Member
 
dipsydoodlenoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Posts: 323
It looks like a common pond snail to me (also called bladder snail I think)
dipsydoodlenoodle is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 08:10 AM
Member
 
Littlebittyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,001
Looks like a physa acuta snail to me.
http://www.applesnail.net/content/snails_various.php

I have a bunch that have hitchhiked in on my plants.They had little babies in my tank so now there are quite a bit of them.. When they get a little bigger they have pretty shells with polkadots.

*monet*Oscar*Blaze*panda*Robin*Milo*Sherlock*Flippy Picasso*August*Mr.Roboto*

Last edited by Littlebittyfish; 03-21-2011 at 08:14 AM.
Littlebittyfish is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
LittleNibbles93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlebittyfish View Post
Looks like a physa acuta snail to me.
http://www.applesnail.net/content/snails_various.php

I have a bunch that have hitchhiked in on my plants.They had little babies in my tank so now there are quite a bit of them.. When they get a little bigger they have pretty shells with polkadots.
That's how my sister got them! :D


The eggs have grown as well, its fun watching them get bigger! C:

The Boys
Sunkist and Eros

LittleNibbles93 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome