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post #1 of 20 Old 01-01-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Snail Breeding? Are hey?

I have two mystery snails in my tank and came home to this:



Are they breeding? Or did they just happen to want to be on the same part of the glass and are trying to both take up the same place (lol)?
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 06:02 AM
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Mating. Is the gold a male or a female? Look for the penis sheath. Male mysteries will copulate just about anyone, even males so don't expect the gold to be female unless you've already determined correctly its gender.

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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I'll try to look and see. When I got up each morning they were still doing this. Thanks!
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post #4 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 07:36 AM
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I think it's time to separate the gold before it suffers V-shaped fracture on its shell from constant prodding by the male.

Here's the blog on distinguishing their sexes.
http://sexingapplesnails.blogspot.com/

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Thanks! I won't be able to until I get home from work. Will they be ok until then?
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post #6 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 07:50 AM
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I think so but separate them anyway when you get home. Females are very easily stressed from constant prodding by the males.

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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I'll definitely do that.
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post #8 of 20 Old 01-10-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well, guess they were breeding...just found this clutch of eggs :D

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29 Gallon Marbled Tank
15ish Marbled Cray fish
A few Ghost Shrimp


20 Gallon Snail Tank
??? Gold, Brown/Black, Ivory Mystery Snails (lots of babies and eggs too)
??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


10 Gallon Baby Marbled Tank
LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
Unknown plants
Lots of Ghost Shrimp (some berried up :D)
3 Blue Mystery Snails
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post #9 of 20 Old 01-14-2011, 12:46 AM
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Congrats.

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post #10 of 20 Old 01-14-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Just recently got more snails in a trade (some of them are just HUGE!) and I'm continuously separating breeding couples after they have been 'locked up' for a bit. Will probably sell off/trade the youngins and any that can't be sold/traded will be fed to my crayfish :) Can't wait!

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29 Gallon Marbled Tank
15ish Marbled Cray fish
A few Ghost Shrimp


20 Gallon Snail Tank
??? Gold, Brown/Black, Ivory Mystery Snails (lots of babies and eggs too)
??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


10 Gallon Baby Marbled Tank
LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
Unknown plants
Lots of Ghost Shrimp (some berried up :D)
3 Blue Mystery Snails
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