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wwright12401
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PostSubject: Snail eggs   4/26/2011, 8:16 pm

My son has two snails in his 29 gallon tank with a pair of brichardis in it. He has one black and one gold mystery/apple snail. We woke up this morning and found a cluster of eggs above the waterline of the tank. I have a piece of driftwood that I am soaking that is floating right now, and that is why the waterline was down so much. So now we have these eggs, is there anything we need to do? He is very excited about them, and I have never had snails breed and lay eggs before. Will the brichardi's be a problem? I have read a lot of confusing info on the internet and thought I would ask you guys first.
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/27/2011, 5:49 am

I'm pretty sure the Birchir's will find a tasty little snack if the snails hatch. Congrats by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/27/2011, 1:14 pm

Most of the baby snails will survive ! If in fact they are fertile ! Just leave them where they are , and do NOT raise the water so as to soak them . They will "break thru the "package" they are in and drop into the water. They will be about BB sized ! Congratz on the Spawn !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/28/2011, 7:20 pm

I read that I should try to keep the eggs moist. Is that correct? I splashed a small amount of water on them this morning. Tonight the clutch seems to be cracking slightly. Water temp is a steady 78 right now. I am considering moving the brichardi's once they hatch. Not sure where else I will put them though. My Aro, Dempseys and Oscar will eat them for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/28/2011, 7:40 pm

Snails are asexual so eggs are fertile. Do not wet the eggs. The eggs will hatch and drop into water. Breeders of snails will scrap eggs and put on egg crating over a styro box with water in the bottom. Eggs again drop into water. Then they can move remaining clusters to new box. Excellent food for snails only is wet cat food.
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/29/2011, 2:18 am

DO NOT get the eggs wet ! They are laid above the waterline so they stay dry . When ready , the "shell" will crack open and the little guys will drop into the water.
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PostSubject: Re: Snail eggs   4/29/2011, 5:35 am

Dr. Who wrote:
Snails are asexual so eggs are fertile.

Certain ones are. Briggs (Mystery snails) aren't one of them. Sry.

Do you have a hood on your tank? If so, the hummidity build up inside should be ample enough for them to hatch. If you don't have a high enough hummidity, you may want to look at an artificial environment for them to hatch.
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