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Old 10-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #1 
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Mystery Snails

I purchased a black mystery snail.
Could I add a zebra snail without getting babies?

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #2 
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Yes.
They're different snails. Nerites need brackish water to make 'babies' and both species need a male and female to reproduce. But they won't do it together.
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Yes.
They're different snails. Nerites need brackish water to make 'babies' and both species need a male and female to reproduce. But they won't do it together.
Thank you so much!
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #4 
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Fair warning. IF you have a female slave it is possible that she was already impregnanted. They can carry viable sperm anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

The good news, if you find an egg clutch you can simply remove and destroy it. Freeze for two days and chuck the remains. Apples/mystery snails should never be released into the wild, or even their eggs unless quite taken care of.
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Fair warning. IF you have a female slave it is possible that she was already impregnanted. They can carry viable sperm anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

The good news, if you find an egg clutch you can simply remove and destroy it. Freeze for two days and chuck the remains. Apples/mystery snails should never be released into the wild, or even their eggs unless quite taken care of.
I will keep that in mind, and I will dispose of them correctly.

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #6 
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Wow I did not know that. So can they carry fertilized eggs? Or just lay them? I hear some nerites will lay eggs in freshwater but they will never hatch/survive
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #7 
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6-12 months? That is interesting. I got a black mystery snail a couple of weeks ago, and recently I started seeing these little bubble clusters in the shape of a crescent moon on the front of the aquarium. I suspected they were eggs, but wasn't sure. Guess I'll keep up with removing them
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #8 
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I am actually keeping my black mystery snail I got yesterday with my nerite until my NPT has a heater. LOL They get on fine.
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