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mjjrules 04-09-2007 01:36 AM

baby apple snail?
Just over a month ago I bought what I think is a little Golden Apple Snail, it's grown so fast. Tonight I was looking in a skull we have for hiding, and I noticed a black baby snail, probably about 1 cm. I read Apple Snails lay eggs, and are sexual so they need a male to fertilize them. Well I haven't seen any eggs, and only this one apple snail had ever been in the tank. Does anyone know how or where this little snail came from?

Lupin 04-09-2007 02:08 AM

Eggs are laid outside water level.:) I would suspect that wee snail's just one of the hitchhikers unless you didn't get plants.

Falina 04-09-2007 08:04 AM

i second blues opinion. if you have live plants, thats almost definitely where he came from.

mjjrules 04-09-2007 09:50 AM

All the plants are plastic.

Trishfish 04-09-2007 10:01 PM

It's not impossible for a tiny snail to hitch a ride inside the apple. Baby apples do that to their poor parents all the time. If you got a small amount of gravel with any of your snails or fish you could have gotten a little snail and never noticed. I managed to get three pond snails in my plastic plant only tank and I'm still not for sure where they came from. I'm just glad I got them out before I had a million more. It's been well over a month so I think I'm safe.

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