Bought 2 mystery snails today... now I'm seeing baby snails

hdmstr

Hello everyone.

I have a 15 gallon tank currently with 3 guppys, 2 swordtails and what I thought was (only) 2 mystery snails which I bought from my LFS 6 hours ago. The two snails have been hiding in one of small barrel decorations and now I'm seeing little tiny baby snails crawling around my tank. I've spotted 2 so far but suspect there may be more.

This is my first ever aquarium so I'm not sure what to do. I'd love any advice.

Cheers everyone


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Demeter

They are not baby mystery snails but rather bladder snails. They are more of a pest snail due to their fast breeding habits. Mystery snails will big yellow/pink/beige lay egg sacs just above the water surface and those will hatch within a couple weeks or so. You also have to have a male and female mystery to get fertile clutches. Google can tell you in more detail.
 

hdmstr

They are not baby mystery snails but rather bladder snails. They are more of a pest snail due to their fast breeding habits. Mystery snails will big yellow/pink/beige lay egg sacs just above the water surface and those will hatch within a couple weeks or so. You also have to have a male and female mystery to get fertile clutches. Google can tell you in more detail.
Ah ok. So just dont overfeed and I should be fine? My tank is relatively new so I dont have much algae, I do have 2 amazon swords, 1 ambulia and a Lilaeopsis plant.
 

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