06-01-2011, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jeppun21
Was wondering if i get a single mystery snail(apple) are they an asexual species where they multiple rapidly or do they need a mate to reproduce? Also do snails create a big bio load..
They need males and females to reproduce. They cannot reproduce on their own, like other snails.
Word of caution though. If you end up getting a female, changes are that she is already pregnant. She can remain pregnant for a long time.
On the brighter side, even if she is pregnant, she lays the eggs above the waterline and hence can be easily removed if you dont want babies. If you DO end up with babies, as rightly pointed out by redchigh, you can sell and make some money out of them. Lot of folks here like them.