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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question Snail On Hood...?

So in my 30 gallon I had one of my Mystery Snails lay eggs and that's all taken care of, but now my largest one, Estabon, is climbing up to my hood. I opened it to find him and he fell down to the bottom of the tank. Do Mystery Snails need a boy and a girl, or are they like pond snails? Because if they're going to keep laying eggs I may have a problem... My aunt seems to think his going to the hood is him/her trying to lay eggs.

Anyways, what do you guys think?

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They need a male and a female to reproduce.

It's nor uncommon for them to climb out of water though since they can breathe air. I have found 2 of mine on the floor wandering around.

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I have two, unsure gender... They have never crawled out before, is why I'm concerned.

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I have two, unsure gender... They have never crawled out before, is why I'm concerned.
Eggs or bad water quality, most likely. Have you tested your water?

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Yes, and everything is good, but the ammonia was about .25, so I did a large water change. It's gone back to 0 now.

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Yes, and everything is good, but the ammonia was about .25, so I did a large water change. It's gone back to 0 now.
So, likely it's to lay eggs somewhere. I know that female nerites will lay eggs even if there is no male around, but I'm not sure about mystery snails.

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Thank you very much! My mother is now very interested :) I keep looking and Estabon, now Consuela, seems to be heading for the lid again.

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Female mystery/apples can carry sperm for 6-12 months. So yes, you can get surprise clutches.
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