snails eggs underwater?
since my betta died in my 2.5 gallon ive had 2 snails just slowly growing and crawling around, there weird, like transparent with little blueish dots on there shells. i wish i could get a picture but my camera isnt the best, so ill have to try eventually. anyways i think there breeding, because now theres 4 snails ive seen. and i know its not above water because ive checked and also below water (near my gravel) theres 2 little transparent sacks with 9-10 little dots in there. the snails really love the tank, theres a small amount of green algae on the walls and some big chunks on the floor, along with a banana plant i need to get out of there since there devouring its leaves. i need an ID on these guys asap. ill post pictures soon.
ok its a nikon coolpix so i basically killed these pics. anyways its the best i can do:
on this one you can kind of see the little blueish dots i was talking about.
I hate to triple post but no ones replying and last night they laid 5 more sets of eggs! another smaill set on the back wall, two on the left wall and 2 on the right!! i have a total of 7 now! i got a blurry pic of one of the bigger clutches
Oh and i just found another large clutch righ baove the intake of the filter.
I can't tell from your pics what kind of snails those are. I have an apple snail and don't know much about other kinds of snails.
Since they are laying eggs under water, I can say that they are not pomecea bridgesii (one of they types of apple snails). Though I think the pomecea canaliculata do, but they grow to be huge, like softballs. So I don't think that's what you've got either.
Try wandering over to http://www.applesnail.net. Under the discussion forums there are sections on identifying snails. That might help. There is also a section on other snails, which might have pictures.
They are deffinately eggs... Are you talking about a gooey looking sack with little white dots in them? I had alot of those on my hornwort. Deffinately snail eggs.
yes definatly gooey sacs with eggs!! HELP I HAVE SUPER HORNY SNAILS IN MY TANK!! i just actually watched both of them lay a clutch at almost the same time!! i now have 10 or so gooey egg clutches!! i think they might be ramshorn, but they dont have the usual coloring for a ramshorn so...
If you don't want to raise the chitlins, take them out and put 'em in the freezer to euthanize the eggs before disposing of them.
forget that, im excited! i have an extra 10 gallon i might start setting up today to houes these guys, considering this is all taking place in a 2.5 gal! heres a weird thing, the freshly lain eggs are just kind of greeish tinted circles in a mucusy sac, and the 1 or 2 day old are a greenish tint circle with a smaall little white dot in the middle. also i noticed the eggs come out of the side of there shells, near there eyes kind of
Cool! Keep us posted. Did you ever figure out what kind of snails they are?
I've only got one snail 'cause I don't want to raise babies and I'm not sure I could freeze any eggs. Wimp! I'm such a wimp! But snails are so much fun, aren't they?
definatly great fun. yeah fish_4_all let me know they were common ramshorn snails so thats pretty cool. not too much is going on right now, i think its a lunch break for the little guys.
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