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key_555 05-16-2008 01:23 AM

ok so
I have an ivory ms and for the past week it looks like it is hveing eggs all over my tank it is the only snail in the tank and i dont know what to do i cant get a good pic but still trying

jeaninel 05-16-2008 01:33 AM

Is it a cluster of eggs above the waterline like this?

jmelissa82 05-16-2008 02:29 AM

She may lay a few clutches. And as far as her being the only one, they can hold sperm for quite some time. Are u planning on hatching any? If so mske sure your prepared to house them. You can get quite a few, and thry grow quickly. BUt are the cutest lil guys. I have quite a few right now. 9 total. And my blue female should be laying eggs soon. She and my blue male have been pretty busy lately :lol:

key_555 05-16-2008 10:47 AM

no they look like this little dots od things all over the bottom of my tank i have sat there and watched her do it but it is not above the waterline all at the bottom and it is not poo

jeaninel 05-16-2008 11:27 AM

It must not be a mystery snail then. Mystery snails lay their eggs in clutches above the waterline. Do you have a picture of her?

key_555 05-16-2008 01:11 PM

yes here is is

The last one is not so good i need a better camra so that i can get better pics of them in the tank

And here is a bad one of what i think is the eggs

Sorry i know that they are bad pics i need to clean the tank but i dont want to mess wit it right now because of this[/img]

SST 05-16-2008 04:45 PM

How high is your waterline to the top of your tank? Is there room for her to go on walkabout and lay her eggs? It looks like you do have a golden apple snail, or mystery snail, and they need room above the waterline to lay their eggs. Those certainly do look like eggs, but they won't be viable. You can go ahead and vaccuum them out.

key_555 05-16-2008 06:31 PM

yes i left the water down 3in from the top because i read that they like to be out of the water every once in a wile

jmelissa82 05-17-2008 12:11 AM

From what I can see, she def looks like an ivory apple snail. And those do look like eggs. However, she should be laying them above water. I'm not sure how to coax her to do so, I have never had this problem. Sadly, the eggs underwater will drown , and the eggs are no good. U might want to try another forum just for ue apple, to see if anyone there can help u get her to layt above the waterline. There are some great knowledgeable, and friendly people at , hope they can help u out??

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