About mystery snail eggs and tips for caring for them.

Silverleaf209

So I have been recently surprised by some mystery snail eggs in my quarrinteen (Were in there because of some meds I was dosing in the big tank that would kill snails) for some reason my mystery snails refused to have eggs in the big tank but after a week of them being in in the quarrinteen they laid some and I have no idea how to care for them what to feed them when they will hatch and (Just curious) what the babies will look like and if I should remove the eggs from the side of the tank to a safer location.
 

FinalFins

They come out as very small versions of the parents, and you can feed them the exact same as the parents. You can just leave the eggs there on the side and they will hatch out and find the water. Make sure they are not submerged though.
 

Silverleaf209

They come out as very small versions of the parents, and you can feed them the exact same as the parents. You can just leave the eggs there on the side and they will hatch out and find the water. Make sure they are not submerged though.
okay! about how long before they hatch? And what colors can they be (Gold and Blue)?
 

FinalFins

okay! about how long before they hatch? And what colors can they be (Gold and Blue)?
Color is entirely dependent on the parent's colors
 

Silverleaf209

Color is entirely dependent on the parent's colors
So basically they can be any color? Thanks for responding!
 

StarGirl

Be aware also you could have 80-100 baby snails. :)
 

Debbie1986

Be aware also you could have 80-100 baby snails. :)
yep! My local Petco took my 80 baby snails when they were the size of a small gumball a few years back. I kept about 10 of them.

JMO - but try to set up homes for them before you grow them out if you do not have enough tanks.
 

Silverleaf209

Be aware also you could have 80-100 baby snails. :)
About how big are those egg sacks ( I don't know if that is the right name for it)? My local pet store said that they would take them in exchange for something (Prime, fish, meds, ect. ).
yep! My local Petco took my 80 baby snails when they were the size of a small gumball a few years back. I kept about 10 of them.

JMO - but try to set up homes for them before you grow them out if you do not have enough tanks.
Besides the pet store thing I know somebody, for some reason her mystery snails never had any eggs or anything but were breeding and she said she would want some.
 

StarGirl

Well there is one baby in every one of those circle eggs. If your snail is young it may not be as many.
 

Silverleaf209

Well there is one baby in every one of those circle eggs. If your snail is young it may not be as many.
So I guess around 30 - 40 babies in there! What does it mean if an egg is white?
 

StarGirl

They are different colors, just make sure the water isnt touching it.
 

Silverleaf209

They are different colors, just make sure the water isnt touching it.
yeah, the water has been below them. What might a Blue and Gold make color wise?
 

StarGirl

yeah, the water has been below them. What might a Blue and Gold make color wise?
Blue and Gold. More than likely mostly Gold, but you really cant tell.
 

Silverleaf209

Blue and Gold. More than likely mostly Gold, but you really cant tell.
Okay do you know about Black brown and Gold? I am not sure who laid the eggs but I am just curious anyways!
 

StarGirl

Im not sure really.
 

Silverleaf209

Im not sure really.
Hmmm . . . I will have to look into that, when they hatch should I move them somewhere to try to protect them?
 

StarGirl

You can put them in a breeding net or something I suppose.

You could place the clutch in a plastic container with a lid. Make sure there are few holes in it. Put it on a damp paper towel and float it on the top. It will be like a little greenhouse.

Otherwise just leave them be, unless you have snail eating fish in the tank.
 

Silverleaf209

You can put them in a breeding net or something I suppose.

You could place the clutch in a plastic container with a lid. Make sure there are few holes in it. Put it on a damp paper towel and float it on the top. It will be like a little greenhouse.

Otherwise just leave them be, unless you have snail eating fish in the tank.
Okay!
 

Silverleaf209

Okay to what exactly? lol
Lol, The green house container. I do not have any fish in the quarrinteen.
 

StarGirl

Lol, The green house container. I do not have any fish in the quarrinteen.
Is that where the clutch is? Then just leave it.
 

Silverleaf209

Silverleaf209

Is that where the clutch is? Then just leave it.
Just found another one today! How quick can they make seconds? Or is it the other female?
 

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