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post #21 of 23 Old 08-18-2011, 06:04 PM
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Mystery snails in pond Texas first egg clutch

i added 6 "mystery snails to my pond, 3 gold/yellow/ 2 white/ 1 blue. when i bought them I was told they did not need to mate. I have caught my blue mating with the others 4 times in 4 weeks. Last week one of my golden finally craweled above water and layed a pale pinkinsh egg clutch. I wonder if i should move it inside to a tank. I have a 30 or so gallon tank. Or if I should leave them alone. i have noticed some whiting to the clutch but thats it. I am new to this , but was hoping with a 4-5 thousand gallon pond , to breed alot. I am open to all and any info. First if I should move them untill they are bigger, i do have fish and frogs and tadpoles. Second about the winter. Should I catch the adults as it gets closer to cold weather. They only come out at night, or early morning which is when my golden laid her clutch about 4 in above water on a very sturdy plant. I worry it is very hot her on Ft. Worth Texas right now. I have misted the clutch a few times a day because of the heat. New here open for all info. Thanks in advance

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post #22 of 23 Old 08-19-2011, 01:56 AM
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myster smails in my pond and breeding




i added 6 "mystery snails to my pond, 3 gold/yellow/ 2 white/ 1 blue. when i bought them I was told they did not need to mate. I have caught my blue mating with the others 4 times in 4 weeks. Last week one of my golden finally craweled above water and layed a pale pinkinsh egg clutch. I wonder if i should move it inside to a tank. I have a 30 or so gallon tank. Or if I should leave them alone. i have noticed some whiting to the clutch but thats it. I am new to this , but was hoping with a 4-5 thousand gallon pond , to breed alot. I am open to all and any info. First if I should move them untill they are bigger, i do have fish and frogs and tadpoles. Second about the winter. Should I catch the adults as it gets closer to cold weather. They only come out at night, or early morning which is when my golden laid her clutch about 4 in above water on a very sturdy plant. I worry it is very hot her on Ft. Worth Texas right now. I have misted the clutch a few times a day because of the heat. New here open for all info. Thanks in advance

Tara


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post #23 of 23 Old 08-19-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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The clutch was either infertile or too dry. And a month or so ago, my mystery snail died. No disease or anything, she just lived in higher temps which shortens their lifespan.

To tlmorningstar...
I learned the most important thing is keeping it moist. I too live in Texas, and with the 2+ months straight of 100F + temps it will be difficult. I know its said that you can move the clutch, but I wouldnt know all too much about that, and I myself would be scared too. In previous advice given to me in this thread, stick a bubbler/airstone under the area, or a powerhead... something that will create a small continual splash of water to keep them moist. With their eggs being above water, other pond mates shouldnt be able to bother the clutch unless it drops into the water, in which case they would die anyways as that would drown the embryos.
Mystery snails need a mate to reproduce, unlike a lot of other freshwater snails. They can also hold the male's sperm for up to 6 months and continue to reproduce that way.

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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