Well, you know I am excited because I am seeing snail eggs for the first time. They didn't hitch in, they were laid, and I see the globulous blob that they are covered in. With the eggs in view... So my single Nerite snail laid them, and this morning a whole bloom of them hatched and are all over the glass. They are tiny Nerite snails and I have enough to last for a while. There is another one still on the moss for later hatching.
I do remember seeing this blob before, but didn't mess with it, thought it was something caused by the moss and was edible. Those young catfish need everything for food besides the mini pellets and baby bites I am feeding them. They spend a lot of time in the moss eating away. But today I see the baby snails moving around, and I looked closely at them with the magnifying glass and that is what they are.
Will these be good food for the catfish, or not? If not food, then I will let them grow and apportion them around in the other tanks. They will certainly keep the tank clean, if nothing else.
The purchased "Blue snails" are probably Ramshorn snails, because one is growing very large and has the Ramshorn shape to his shell. So not Mystery snails, but Ramshorn. It says they can be different colors, mine are softly blue or grey in color. It also says they don't reproduce in FW, so maybe mine will just be single. Those are monsters compared to the Nerite. So, y'all, I am a snail raiser, too!