ah egg clutch!
I woke up this morning to see my golden snail (apple maybe idk) at the top of the tank just leaving her new egg clutch. I've had her about 3 months and shes tripled in size (bout 1 inch) since I got her. It's about 1 in by 1/2 in and is bright white. She's in my 55 gallon with fish so I dont want to leave the clutch there to hatch because my fish will eat anything. So should I remove it and put them in my empty 10 gal heated tank or put a breeder net under the clutch? and if i remove it for the 10 gal, should I just put it in the water or what? Any other tips? O and I can sell any babies to the LFS so i'm not worried bout how many.
I'm not sure how you would move the egg clutch to another tank. I guess it is possible. But they lay the eggs above the water line so they don't get to wet. So no putting them in the water is not such a hot idea. I'm not sure if the clutch would stick to the side of the tank after you were to remove it. What kind of fish do you have? I'm sure there would be enough babies that if you left the eggs in your current tank and waited till they hatched you could remove the babies from that tank and put them in the 10 gallon (without loosing to many). This might take a while but I suppose thats what I would do unless somebody here has removed egg clutches before and relocated them?
thought this would help... i hatched my first batch safely and they are enjoying their 5 gallon...
thanks very much, mine are right by the light so i will move them to the ziploc bag thing :]
awesome... just make sure you open the bag everyday to provide fresh air... also when they do hatch, dont put them back in the main tank... keep them in a seperate tank... they are very tiny and they will get lost in the gravel and its very hard when you have to clean.
It is so much fun to watch them grow, be it fish or snails... Make sure the water is very clean... the small ones can't handle ammonia, nitrites and not much nitrates either.
keep us posted.
I'm so jealous :( I wish my apple snail had babies. Oh well, what can you do? Good luck with your baby snails though! They are super cute... Er I may want to take that back, the snails are more interesting looking then cute. (even though mines the cutest hahaha) I hope it all works out for you. :thumbsup:
my tank is constantly at 82 ha i guess that helped her into the mood ha. I never imagined she'd lay eggs, I'd only read about that.
Yeah I already have a 10 gallon ready for them whenever they are ready, it's got plenty of algae and nothing else living in it, it's been empty just in case I needed it.
They were safely removed 2 hours ago (few broken eggs that were against the glass but o well) and put into the ziploc. It's now humid in there floating in my tank. I will be sure to open and let air in everyday. With it being warm around the bag and humid, how long do you give the eggs to hatch? (They were layed sometime in the middle of last night. so that was the 6th.
my guess is, if the conditions are right, they will hatch within a week... you will just have to keep an close eye on it... dont force them out. wait till you see one or two snails out and then put the clutch in glass with tank water and sqish the water to make them come out...
regards to temp, try to stay at 76 to 78 degrees... thats the optimal setting...
well my tank is ALWAYS 80-82 due to my fry in there, so i'm not going to bother dropping it.
I will watch it as much as i can with school and work, i'm only home at night...
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