Mystery snails aren't what comes in on plants. Those are pond snails or ramshorns which are hermaphrodites and breed prolifically.
I QTed my plants to remove the ramshorns and got a Nerite snail instead. Those are actually male or female and their eggs cannot hatch in freshwater.
Edit: I don't know much about mystery snails but I don't THINK they are hermaphrodites... If you're removing eggs and stuff then you are already practicing population control. If they suddenly multiply like crazy, it's an indicator of an unclean tank (too much algae and debris - they feed on dead plant matter and stuff).
Last edited by AyalaCookiejar; 05-29-2013 at 12:25 AM.
My ten gallon sorority. 6 females. ive onyl named 2 though lol. but uhm... i have 1 that looks to be born missing an eye and she is so fiesty i absolutley love her!!! :D she is the reason i bought the other 3 and took the 2 from their tanks and made the sorority. i needed her lol, but i didnthave that many tanks! so i bought her and 3 other females. and then my 2 at home and started a sorority, i didnt needto buy much because i alsready had all these fake/live plants and hidey holes. but the girls share the tank with a chinese algae eater and a sinlge glass catfish. they weredoing well for several months but for some reason they recently started nipping eafhothers tails... im hoping theyll get over it, i lovehaveing bettas with prisitne fins. the big pink on int he btototm picture, notice on that side there is no eye? but she never has nips in her fins so i assume she follows around my 2 yr old betta, the big boss! lol.
I honestly see the nips as a reflection of the girls' feisty personalities. I mean, there's been no real severe harm, just little nips. I've only seen one of my girls tail-slap and I see a little bit of chasing but not much and not often. My three dragon girls are siblings and they act like siblings do. They pick on each other but at the end of the day, they have each others' backs.
Anyways, your girl's caudal looks more like a straight tear than a chunk missing like mine so it should heal up quickly, but if it doesn't, then she can just pretend to be a DT and I'm sure that's fine with her :p