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Old 03-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #1 
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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.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #2 
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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,
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #3 
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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
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:57 PM   #4 
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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.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #5 
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Maybe try putting them in brackish water? Not the snail, but the eggies?

If they hatched it'd be a snailsplosion!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #6 
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Okay, ...uh...how do I make brackish water?
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #7 
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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... >>
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #8 
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It looks like a common pond snail to me (also called bladder snail I think)
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #9 
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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.

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #10 
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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:
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