Baby Mystery Snail

Discussion in 'Snails' started by seth rodgers, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Hey guys,
    I have a gold mystery snail who had two babies. I didnt see them for quite a long time until one just came cruising across the bottom in search for food. He is very small and I want him to live so I canpur him in another 10 gallon. How do I keep him alive or make sure I can track him down? Also any tips to keeping babies safe and healthy would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    P.S. in a tank with a molly and two platies (very calm and female)
     
  2. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Are you sure they are mystery snails? Usually MS lay a clutch of eggs and when they are hatched, can yield at least 100 babies.
    Can you take a picture?

    What size is your tank? Platy's and Mollies typically will not bother snails in general.
     
  3. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    I know what you mean but they are 100% mystery snails in my tank...
    Its a 10 gal

    Is it possible I have more than one and I dont know?
     




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  4. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Well you WOULD know in a 10 gallon - did you see any evidence of an egg clutch above the water line and or somewhere on the hood/lid, etc? The clutch would likely be broken up and still there.
    Mystery snails lay their clutch above the water.....
    A picture would definitely be helpful :)
     
  5. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    no there is no clutch

    not sure how to upload a picture..
     
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  6. Jay Chen

    Jay Chen New Member Member

    Then it is possible it's a pest snail of some sort. Also to put a photo click on the photo,files,videos box thing Screenshot_20180410-220953.jpg
     
  7. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    pest snail? also thanks
     
  8. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    my brother has a black snail that was previously in my tank a month ago and i have a gold snail ( both mystery)
     

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  9. Jay Chen

    Jay Chen New Member Member

    Looks like to me like a black juvenile ramshorn snail. But don't take my word for it I'm not a snail expert.
     
  10. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Thanks! how did that get in there though?
     
  11. Jay Chen

    Jay Chen New Member Member

    Do you have any live plants in the tank? If so then usually you get it from them or when you bought your snail it was attach to it.
     
  12. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    I have two live plants from petsmart that i bought from a container and not a tank...

    As in there was no water with the plant
     
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  13. Jay Chen

    Jay Chen New Member Member

    If there was moisture they still could be alive
     
  14. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Okay well understood thanks for the help guys!
     
  15. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, a pest snail - Looks to be a Ramshorn
     




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