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Old 01-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
 
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Hello it's me again I have another breeding question. This time about my mystery snails, I have 6 in my tank, and the 2 gold mystery were just all over each other for the past 1 hour or so. Is this there breeding techiniq? I've lowered my water before I noticed they were doing this as I have 2 that are staying at the top of the tank. Have I done the right thing?

Also I should have baby dalmation mollies before long as I have 3 females and 1 male, and he's been one busy fish the 2 days.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm sitting up a new tank tomorrow for the mollies to be transferred into.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
 
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Your mystery snails may have been breeding. The space above the water line is a good idea for these guys. Mystery snails lay their eggs in large clutches above the water line. The clutches need to stay moist but not wet. If the eggs get under water they will drown. If the eggs dry out completely they will never hatch. Its a pretty narrow balancing act if you keep them. It will take about 2 or 3 weeks for the clutch to hatch depending on temperature.
If you don't want more snails, you can remove and dispose of the eggs after making sure they won't survive. You can do this by freezing them. The idea is to keep them from escaping into the wild as could happen if you just flush them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
 
Ok like I said we have lowered the water, and if they lay eggs they will stay moist, but not wet. Hopefully they will lay eggs, and some of them will survive as I like the little things, and we are going to set up a new tank this evening and possibly 2 tanks. Depends on how much I get accomplished today.

I read on one site, where I'm suppose to remove the babies from the tank once they hatch. Is this so? I could see where the others would eat the small snails.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
 
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Ok like I said we have lowered the water, and if they lay eggs they will stay moist, but not wet. Hopefully they will lay eggs, and some of them will survive as I like the little things, and we are going to set up a new tank this evening and possibly 2 tanks. Depends on how much I get accomplished today.

I read on one site, where I'm suppose to remove the babies from the tank once they hatch. Is this so? I could see where the others would eat the small snails.
You should remove it.

You need to keep it somewhere humid and damp, say in a plastic baggie that gets fresh air every few hours/day or so. When the snails start to hatch, that is when you put them in a little tank water so they can get out of the clutch easier and not dry out.
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