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post #1 of 12 Old 12-18-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Apple Snail Reproducing without another

I have an apple snail. I have had this snail for a month or more. Today before I cleaned out the tank i noticed a baby snail on the side of the glass. How is it possible to have a baby snail when I only have an apple snail and it needs another apple snail to reproduce. I managed to catch the little bugger until i figure out what im going to do with it due to the fact that i dont want my tank over run with snails. Can someone please tell me whats going on please.
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-18-2011, 09:47 PM
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I have an apple snail. I have had this snail for a month or more. Today before I cleaned out the tank i noticed a baby snail on the side of the glass. How is it possible to have a baby snail when I only have an apple snail and it needs another apple snail to reproduce. I managed to catch the little bugger until i figure out what im going to do with it due to the fact that i dont want my tank over run with snails. Can someone please tell me whats going on please.
Did you buy that snail or it was born in your tank? You could buy it pregnant too.
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Did you buy that snail or it was born in your tank? You could buy it pregnant too.
I bought the apple snail from the store. The baby must have been born in my tank but I never saw any egg nest like one that is shown on the apple snail web site. The next question is will my tank be over run with these snails. Or is it safe to say that my tank is safe. I removed the baby snail and put it in with my betta.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-19-2011, 05:06 AM
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If you have never seen an egg clutch which should be found above the water surface, then chances are good it is just another snail species. Kimdly post pics of this baby snail.

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-19-2011, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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ok make that 2 baby snails. i just fond a 2nd one this morning when I got home from work I removed it and stuck it in a bucket. The 1st pictures show the first baby I found the the other pictures are the new one I jst found. Hope these help.
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-19-2011, 09:01 AM
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-19-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. So will I be finding more of these?? I really hope I dont. The first one I placed in with my betta. The second one I just put in with my new baby molly I just found. OMG whats with all these babies. I look in the tank everyday.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-19-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Also how does one dispose of these if I do decide to rid my tank of these. Once I catch them do I just throw them in the garbage or outside. I do realize that loaches will kill them but I really dont want any of these.
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-20-2011, 05:34 AM
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They're not babies.lol these are already adults. Just crush them and feed to your betta. Good protein source.

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-20-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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ok silly question. whats the best way to crush them?
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