Zebra Nerite Eggs - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettacrazygirl86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 895
Zebra Nerite Eggs

So, my Zebra Nerite Snail laid eggs on my terracotta pot decoration. I was wondering, could I hatch them if I moved them into a salt water tank? What do I have to do in order to set it up and hatch them?

Could I put them in a 3 gallon KK with salt water and hatch them? My LFS carries the salt needed to make it saltwater, I believe, since they have salt water fish.

Once I hatch them (if I manage to, that is), how do I get them to be able to live in freshwater? I would like to sell them.

~ P o s e i d o n ~
bettacrazygirl86 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Member
 
WolfHhowling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Posts: 223
Nerite Snail is a freshwater snail/ brackish water snail. you do not half to make saltwater, just freshwater with some salt in it.

When people treat there tanks with salt for ich, they are really making the water brackish. There isn't enough salt to call it salt water, and there isn't enough freshwater to call it fresh. Brackish water happens when salt water meats fresh so its like a 50/50 mix at the mouth, and about a mile up the brackish water, starts loosing salinity till it turns into true freshwater.

I read that nitrile snails, do not breed at all in fresh water, by any chance did you medicate your tank recently with Aq salt? Or are you treating your betta?

Also, salt water true salt water that the salt water fish live in will kill the eggs and true freshwater nerite snails. You do not half to do anything to take them from brackish to salt. However I would slowly lower the salinity till fresh, for babies.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats



Last edited by WolfHhowling; 04-25-2013 at 04:21 PM.
WolfHhowling is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettacrazygirl86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 895
No, it's completely freshwater. But there are eggs EVERYWHERE. I would like to be able to hatch them and have baby nerited to sell, since I've already have some interest in them.

~ P o s e i d o n ~
bettacrazygirl86 is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:22 PM
Member
 
WolfHhowling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettacrazygirl86 View Post
No, it's completely freshwater. But there are eggs EVERYWHERE. I would like to be able to hatch them and have baby nerited to sell, since I've already have some interest in them.

If its not completely fresh water, they will hatch with no disturbance...

Pur salt water will kill them.

Its rather odd, then if they bred in complete freshwater..... they must be getting some salt...or there just odd snails. lol


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats



Last edited by WolfHhowling; 04-25-2013 at 04:25 PM.
WolfHhowling is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettacrazygirl86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 895
I have no idea. There isn't any salt in the water that I'm aware of. It's a planted tank, which I treat with Prime and Flourish, but I don't think that would have anything to do with it... I've also been using stress coat to help ease a fin tear back to normal. There really are eggs everywhere though...

If I were to make a tank of brackish water, what would I do? What would I use? Do I need a heater for them, or would they be fine without one?

~ P o s e i d o n ~
bettacrazygirl86 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Member
 
Briz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 490
The general concession is that the eggs don't hatch in freshwater, except rarely a few. This website talks about how to hatch the eggs and care for the babies, not sure how accurate the information is though. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snail/nerite.php


Briz is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 05:26 PM
Member
 
WolfHhowling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Briz View Post
The general concession is that the eggs don't hatch in freshwater, except rarely a few. This website talks about how to hatch the eggs and care for the babies, not sure how accurate the information is though. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snail/nerite.php
The info is completely accurate, save the saltwater part. lol. Fresh water species don't need salt water lol, nor like it very much.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


WolfHhowling is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettacrazygirl86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 895
I think I've read up on it enough, so I think I'm set! I plan on using my 3 gallon KK, once I get some marine salt to make the water brackish. Hopefully they hatch so I can sell them! I have algae wafers to feed them, and I have a crappy Tetra heater that will at least keep the water warm enough so they don't freeze. Never had a problem with the heater, so I'm sure it'll be fine.

~ P o s e i d o n ~
bettacrazygirl86 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 07:13 PM
Member
 
WolfHhowling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettacrazygirl86 View Post
I think I've read up on it enough, so I think I'm set! I plan on using my 3 gallon KK, once I get some marine salt to make the water brackish. Hopefully they hatch so I can sell them! I have algae wafers to feed them, and I have a crappy Tetra heater that will at least keep the water warm enough so they don't freeze. Never had a problem with the heater, so I'm sure it'll be fine.
Don't forget to get them a larg peace of cuddle bone. ( you should find it in the turle section) they need the calcium to make there shells!


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


WolfHhowling is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 07:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 695
Cuttle bone is very common in the bird section of places like PetCo. I doubt they are nerite eggs. They won't lay in fresh water. IME
Artemis 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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zebra Nerite baby Aurie Other Fish 27 07-10-2012 01:55 PM
zebra nerite snails nel3 Betta Fish Compatibility 13 02-08-2012 02:37 AM
Zebra nerite snails baylee767 Betta Fish Compatibility 7 02-16-2011 05:18 PM

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