Baby Ramshorn Laying Eggs Everywhere!! Help

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by The Hun (Betta Girl), Jun 26, 2018.

  1. The Hun (Betta Girl)New MemberMember

    My baby ramshorn snail is laying eggs all over the aquarium I have her/him in!! I have only had it for about two months and when I got it, it was so small I was trying not to squish it! I got the guy at PetSmart to sneak one into my bag because they don't sell them but they have them. Anyway, it's a beautiful red or pink, can't tell yet. So pretty. Especially since I gave it snello with calcium. So what now? picture_2018_6_26_12_22_58_804.jpgpicture_2018_6_26_12_37_47_444.jpgpicture_2018_6_26_12_42_26_680.jpgpicture_2018_6_26_12_36_56_56.jpg

  2. finnipper59Well Known MemberMember

    Nothing to do now except wait for them to hatch...invasion of the algae snatchers.
  3. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    What do you mean what now? You can let them hatch or scrape them off the glass and toss them. You can even give them away.
  4. The Hun (Betta Girl)New MemberMember

    That's what I meant by, what now? You answered my question exactly! Thank you. Do you know how many weeks until I should see movement in the little blobs?

    Do you know if it's safe to keep all types of snails together? Except for Assassin snails, of course. I'm mostly worried about bigger snails hurting the tiny babies of other snails.
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  5. NLindsey921Well Known MemberMember

    I have mysteries, pond, ramshorn, rabbit and mts together. I've never noticed anything hurting anything else. I also have a few assassins. The assassins eat the ramshorn and pest but not so fast that they disappear. The mysteries crawl all over everyone else but it doesn't hurt them.
  6. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    between 2-5 weeks.
  7. The Hun (Betta Girl)New MemberMember

    Thank you. I just got in there and squished as many as I could find and I even found two babies already hatched!! Ugh. I don't want an overpopulation. I just want a couple. Heh heh.

    Ok thank you. I noticed the mystery snails crawling over the others and I just wanted to make sure they weren't trying to rasp on them, lol.
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  8. finnipper59Well Known MemberMember

    I'm really not an expert on snail species, especially newborn snails that might appear to be a treat for certain fish like bettas.
  9. The Hun (Betta Girl)New MemberMember

    It's so true. I actually wish the pet stores would have been more responsible about selling me the snails I've bought. I've specifically asked if the snails would be ok. Of course they said yes, but I've had to move them around a lot because of bullying. Eventually when I have the room, I will get them their own tank. For now maybe the betta will keep down the population?

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