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post #11 of 13 Old 09-18-2010, 10:10 PM
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But... What do you do with them?
I sell them.

don't they continue to breed and breed?

Is there a way to pick the males from the females?
Yes, but it's not that easy for me to explain, and I'm only beginning to be able to do it myself.

That might help in my situation. I could re home the males or put the males in one tank the girls in the other.
Well their kinda like guppies, one mating will last awhile and many clutches later, so separating isn't necessarily gonna work to well.

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-18-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well their kinda like guppies, one mating will last awhile and many clutches later, so separating isn't necessarily gonna work to well.
Yeah, I was hoping to at least separate the babies before they breed. I don't mind selling some, but I am sure that it wouldn't take long for the LFS to be over run by Mystery snails as well, if they are producing 50 babies every few weeks.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-22-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well, good news for my little Girl Mystery snail that I thought was a goner. Today, just now in fact, it finally moved from the spot I had put her in the tank. I kept tossing the idea of putting her down thinking she was a goner. She literally hung in the exact same spot this whole time. Each time, I thought about taking her out of the tank for her final goodbye she would snap her shell shut, showing me she was still alive and had fight. Today, she moved from that spot. I am hopeful that she will recover from her adventure. I have weighted down the top of the tank so hopefully, she won't be able to escape again.
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