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post #1 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation First time with a baby snail

Well.. i have got 4 scalares, 2 kiss gouamis 1 bamboo shrimp 1 apple snail and one zebra nerite snail! today i noticed a really small baby snail that i think that it is born by my zebra, but im not sure :P! is there any problem with these fish i have ( i mean would they eat it?) and must i cover it or move it to another tank till it grows up? also is there any other thing i have to do to look after it! thanks :)
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 02:43 PM
yes fish will eat it. Theres probably at least several more you haven't seen yet. I dont know if theres really much you could do. Attempting to move it may just wind up crushing it.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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if i cover the place it is with something so it cant escape, until it grows up? would it be able to eat in there?
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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they need brackish water to develop which the other fish won't tolerate. Best to seperate it and give it a go with a bit of marine salt. That is IF it is a neritina natalensis baby.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-31-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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it is really small, and if i try to touch it, it will crash.. also it spends most of its time in a day out of the water!
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-31-2012, 03:21 PM
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If your like me and hate snails, crush 'em.

They also produce VERY fast, I once had one snail in a tank and that boomed up to 100 in less than a week.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-01-2012, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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i think that it is a baby of my zebra nerite one! and it is only one :)
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