Are my mystery snails NOT mystery snails?

Jennie2021

Hi everyone, I did see a question similar to mine but it has been suggested I ask the question instead of joining in an established thread - if not identical. Guidance here is welcome, please.

I had what I was told were 7 mystery snail babies. I now have over a dozen and I just today found eggs, not above the water line but in the water in clear gel like blobs. White eggs.

These snails appeared to be babies when I got them three months ago but how can babies be having babies? One can be the size of an eraser on a pencil and the newly hatched are teeny tiny like seeds, 1/3 the size of an apple seed.

how did this happen? I’ll put pics of both eggs and snails - hard to show scale but I think you’ll be able to differentiate. All of a sudden my tank is exploding with life!!
 

Attachments

  • B9BBE05D-E3AC-4795-A751-F227BFF49BF3.jpeg
    B9BBE05D-E3AC-4795-A751-F227BFF49BF3.jpeg
    128.1 KB · Views: 22
  • 1BC2F54E-AF55-476A-9428-2B896AC53ADA.jpeg
    1BC2F54E-AF55-476A-9428-2B896AC53ADA.jpeg
    163.6 KB · Views: 20
  • 5E2D4F52-0B7A-473A-971B-BC3442904470.jpeg
    5E2D4F52-0B7A-473A-971B-BC3442904470.jpeg
    176.5 KB · Views: 21
  • 0A738FC8-ED08-4EEE-8530-4236D2EFF02D.jpeg
    0A738FC8-ED08-4EEE-8530-4236D2EFF02D.jpeg
    174.7 KB · Views: 20

cichlidL

Those are not mystery snails. They're pond snails, or bladder snails as they're sometimes called. If you don't want more, remove the eggs.
 
Upvote 0

Jennie2021

Those are not mystery snails. They're pond snails, or bladder snails as they're sometimes called. If you don't want more, remove the eggs.
I thought they were different! Before the eggs that is. Ok will do. Thank you. I’ll have to watch for the eggs I never saw any until today. . Lol
 
Upvote 0

StarGirl

I hope you didn't buy those :eek:
 
Upvote 0

Jennie2021

No a friend gave them to me. I’ll promptly be giving them back.
 
Upvote 0

ProudPapa

No a friend gave them to me. I’ll promptly be giving them back.

It will be very difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of all of them. Fortunately, after an initial population explosion their numbers will generally level off, especially if you don't over feed. I have them in all my tanks and don't mind.
 
Upvote 0

FishDin

I think most people see them as pests. They usually arrive unwanted on plants not from a friend!!

Now that you've got them, there's little chance of getting rid of them. I've had them in 2 tanks. Their populations have not exploded like Ram's horns do, so I consider them part of the tank. They don't seem to do any harm. Just part of the system.

Also, a 3 month old snail is not a baby anymore.
 
Upvote 0

Similar Aquarium Threads

  • Olivia Janae
  • Snails
Replies
1
Views
155
FishPlanet
  • Question
  • PANDA4evah
  • Snails
Replies
4
Views
209
BigManAquatics
  • Question
  • Nikkiwayne
  • Snails
Replies
1
Views
125
mattgirl
Replies
2
Views
41
SnailySyd
  • Question
  • Bunkerchunk
  • Snails
Replies
2
Views
210
Debbie1986

Random Great Thread

Latest Aquarium Threads

Top Bottom