Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #1 
spiralsong
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Owings Mills, MD
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?
Attached Images
 
spiralsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #2 
Faye
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
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.
Faye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #3 
registereduser
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
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!
registereduser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 02:17 AM   #4 
sandybottom
Reference Team
 
sandybottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: minnesota,usa
you can gently remove them with a toothpick.do not use anything made of metal to remove them.
sandybottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #5 
spiralsong
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Ahh, toothpick! I didn't think of that.
spiralsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #6 
sandybottom
Reference Team
 
sandybottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: minnesota,usa
if they do not come off easily,leave them be for a few days. when they begin to decay they are easier to remove.
sandybottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 01:36 PM   #7 
2boys2fish
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: VA, USA
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?
2boys2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 07:46 PM   #8 
kittenfish
Member
 
kittenfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Nerite snails are not hermaphrodites. The females lay eggs regardless of whether there is a male present, like a chicken.
kittenfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #9 
TerriGtoo
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Wisconsin
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.

Last edited by TerriGtoo; 10-08-2014 at 11:11 PM. Reason: addition
TerriGtoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 11:45 PM   #10 
RussellTheShihTzu
Reference Team
 
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
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.
RussellTheShihTzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zebra Nerite Eggs bettacrazygirl86 Other Fish 14 04-26-2013 02:20 PM
Nerite snail Karebear13 Betta Fish Compatibility 16 04-04-2012 06:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.