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Old 10-21-2010, 09:31 AM   #21
 
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LOL I use to have a mystery snail they were fun to watch cruiseing across the gravel and glass. LOL
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #22
 
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I had the same problem with the pond snails!

Currently in my large planted tank, I have 3 Mystery Snails and 6 Junie Betta Wild Macrostomas. The infestation of pond snails occurred after introducing water lettuce just before the fall. The outbreak was intense about 5 dozen small snails were sitting at the waterline on the tank edge at any given time, not to mention the insane amount in the tank and on the pants...

After I introduced my mac (about 3 weeks ago) i have noticed all the small snails are gone! IM thinning these macrostomas have a taste for escargot. I guess they are very small snails, but I am sure this is what you are experiencing too..pond snails!

Well they are gone on my end!


Below is a pic of my tank before adding the waterfall filter, sponge filter and prior adding the macs...(you can see a few pond snails)
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #23
 
My malaysian trumpets crawl on my water's surface tension at night.. if you turn on the lights they get scared a bunch drop off and float down like rain.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #24
 
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I have found if you keep on them you can get rid of them without buying anything that will eat them. Of course this is easier if you have less plants/ objects in your tank. During a cleaning if you take the time to pick all of the hundreds out or crush the tiny ones you can keep the numbers down. Then you want to keep an eye out for the clear jelly egg sacks normally in corners or on plants. I literally had hundreds and took the time to do this once..it will keep them in check.

im not entirely sure but i remember reading somewhere that mystery/apple snails lay eggs outside of the water. i've seen "jelly-like" sacs (with a pinkish round center to them) in my tank before and didn't know what it is.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:15 PM   #25
 
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im not entirely sure but i remember reading somewhere that mystery/apple snails lay eggs outside of the water. i've seen "jelly-like" sacs (with a pinkish round center to them) in my tank before and didn't know what it is.

Mystery/apple snails do lay their eggs above the water surface they are hard kind of like honey comb and are quite large almost like a golf ball mass. Pond snails are the clear jelly almost pea sized blobs and are laid under water usually in tank corners or on plant leaves. Then the malaysian trumpet snails are live birth..no eggs just hundreds of tiny babies.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #26
 
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My pond snails have kind of subsided,...how do you get mystery snails to breed...will they just do their thing?
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:50 PM   #27
 
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My pond snails have kind of subsided,...how do you get mystery snails to breed...will they just do their thing?

Well mystery/apple snails aren't asexual so you have to find out if you have a male and a female to breed. Just search online what to look for. You will have to flip them over and look up in their shell for parts. As long as you have a male and female and leave some room for them to get out of the water to lay the eggs you won't have a prob.
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