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Breeding Nerite Snails

Discussion in 'Brackish Forum' started by Esfa, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Esfa

    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    Well I have read that they can only be bred in brackish. Well mine are in a heavily planted freashwater, and they started laying eggs. Read this was common and that nothing would come of them, but one by one they started disappearing. Now I have about 5 little snails in my tank, about 1.5-2cm diameter. Look just like mini ones of the zebras, but the stripes are fainter.

    I havnt added anything new to the tank for over a month. There are no pest snail eggs that I can find, so I think that I have bred them. :blink: :blink:

    No idea how, I know they are supposed to be gradually taken into full marine as though they were being washed down a river, but meh. :lol:

    Any opinions?

    Edit: They are zebra nerites

     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    Guess no one is bothered. :shout:
     
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    aaronnorth www.ukaps.org

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    it might be like mollys, they require brackish water but it isn't necessary, when was the last time you added something to your tank?
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    before christmas. still no holes in any of my plants, and i have seen at least 6.
     
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    aaronnorth www.ukaps.org

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    couldn't of come on anything, you must of bred them! :good:
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    cool :hyper:

    Although I have to say, I havnt seen any larger ones at all.

    Maybe they die soon after they hatch? :crazy:
     
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    could do ... like you said they need to be taken in to full marine, couldn't you put them in a small breeding tank and put some aquatic salt in
     
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    I could but i dont have a hydrometer. :crazy:
     
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    this mght be of some use to you

    http://www.fishforums.net/content/Tropical...Nerite-Snails-/

    they are selling those plastic ones on ebay for £10 but it is qutie a lot just for a few snails, you might aswell buy them for that price!
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    Yup. Hydrometers are £15 each at my lfs. :crazy: And thats just the cheap, swing arm ones.
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    :angry: i just took piece of wood out, scrubbed all the eggs off, went to dinner... and there's about 10 on there already. :crazy:
     
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    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Moved at Esfa's request. :D
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    Thanks :D

    I'm hoping Neale will be able to tell me what's going on. :lol:
     
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    RadaR The things we do for our fish..

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    Hey Esfa. I doubt the nerite eggs hatched.
    The breeding cycle for nerite snails is very complex and requires 100% brackish water. No chance in freshwater. They'll still lay their eggs, but wont hatch. Anyway that you have added marine salt to your tank? :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I have a brackish tank, so its possible some could have got in, but it would be like sg 1.00000001 :lol:
     

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