Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Advanced Freshwater Discussion » Fish Breeding » Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it?

Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it?

This is a discussion on Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it? within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> I have one large one and a ton of babies that look the same - grey mottled kinda colour, but I've also had this ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it?
Old 04-19-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
 
Amazing striped snail, how do I breed it?

I have one large one and a ton of babies that look the same - grey mottled kinda colour, but I've also had this gorgeous brown and cream, perfectly striped one for a while now and it's got quite big. I'd like to know if there is any way I can get striped babies?! Are they hermaphrodites? I only noticed babies after I put the second snail in so I'm thinking not, and maybe the stripes are a recessive gene or something? Anyone have any ideas on this?
Oops forgot to say they are both Malaysian trumpet snails I think.
Posted via Mobile Device
1stAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 03:31 AM   #2
 
Pictures??????
KSASTER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #3
 
Can't get pictures at the moment I'm afraid, I will try to soon though!
Anyone got any ideas?
1stAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
To breed it successfully, (assuming it is indeed a rare reccessive gene for MTS) will take a lot of work.

We'll need a picture to identify it as an actual MTS- MTS give live birth, so you could have just introduced a pregnant MTS to the tank and it had offspring unrelated to the striped one.

(as an aside, the only striped snail I know of is the Nerite Snail- to breed nerite snails, you have to move the eggs -or maybe the adults before eggs are laid- to saltwater. Nerite snail eggs do not hatch in freshwater)

If it is some sort of rare striped MTS, you'll need to place it in a sterile container (no other snails, plants, or anything, make sure the container is cycled with decent filtration or frequent w/c's) and introduce a normal MTS. Allow them to breed- when you notice babies in the tank, remove the adult you introduced, leaving only the striped one and the babies. As early as you can do it without crushing the babies, remove all but one of them. Then let the striped snail mate with one of it's own children. (Sounds gross, but thats how it's done. Thats why black mollies are so hard to keep compared to normal mollies- generations of inbreeding.)
Continue the pattern, removing all but one baby and the striped one..
Keep an eye out for a baby with the striped coloration, even if it's not as obvious as the one you have now. Chose that baby to mate with your striped one. Evenually, after a few generations, you should be getting more and more coloring from the striped one going into the offspring. When you have two with "perfect" coloring,some their offspring should have the same "pure" striping.

It won't be easy, and will likely take a lot of time and work. If you finish and isolate the genetics, maybe they will name it after you. (assuming it really is MTS)

Do a search for striped Nerite Snail, then do a search for tracked nerite snail.
The process I explained is how they isolated the "tracked" pattern out of the striped pattern..
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #5
 
Wow thanks for the detailed reply! :)
I have just done a bit more research and realised it is an assassin snail. Sorry!! Just going to see what I can find on how they breed, any info welcome!
Thanks again.
Posted via Mobile Device
1stAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Well do make sure it's not a Nerite then. They look very similar (to me)

Assassins are easy to breed, they just take a long time. They don't breed as fast as other snails.

Feed them meaty foods (like other snails, but they won't really eat MTS. Pond or Ramshorn snails are good.)
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 02:50 AM   #7
 
I have a lot of MTS and a few pond snails after getting rid of most of them - no doubt they'll be back with a vengeance soon enough though! I've read that assassin snails aren't hermaphrodites so I need to get a couple more. I don't even know where this one appeared from!
Posted via Mobile Device
1stAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Striped Raphel Catfish rockdawson Catfish 2 02-01-2010 08:03 AM
Striped Burrfish not eating Tink pg Saltwater Fish 3 05-08-2009 06:46 AM
problem with striped raphael chevybird2006 Catfish 2 03-02-2008 11:00 PM
Blue....Black Striped Aquatic_Fan Cichlids 5 12-02-2007 02:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 PM.