Day #13 - looks like baby Mystery snails are coming!

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  1. Junne

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    Teeny Tiny ones - I saw a few that have hatched. Hopefully, the barbs have not noticed them....

    Wish us luck for a good batch this time around!
     
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    YAY!!! Congrats.
     
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    How exciting, good luck! Are you planning on moving some to a different tank? I used to throw a few into a 2.5gal until they were large enough not to get eaten.
     
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    I was considering it at first but these things are sooooo tiny!!! How in the world do you "catch" them???? Plus, I have a 5 gallon ( not set up but could use a seeded filter ) if need be - only thing is, there probably won't be enough bioload to keep the cycle running.
    what did you use in your 2.5 gallon to keep the ammonia levels up and cycled?
     
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    You might be able to suck them up with a turkey baster. I believe many people keep some spare media in a filter or a spare filter on the main tank when the QT is not in use.
     
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    Yeah I have a few extra media in my two filters - ready if and when the need arises :)
    I just wonder if the cycle will sustain itself with such little bioload ( well at least until the snails get big )
    I'll have to think about this....
     
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    Stick a guppy in there? XD
     
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    Don't have none :(
    Only thing I could think of is to put the 3 adult mystery snails in there????
     
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    The adult mysteries would do it if you continued to feed them.
     
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    Good to know!!! And yes, they eat zucchini almost daily! They are piggies!!! :)
     
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    Snail babies yay go Gigantor :) congratulations.
    Hope your naughty barbs haven't spotted them yet.

    I've never seen snail babies how small are they?
     
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    ;D They are tiny. Like grains of sand. Here are two pictures of my snails hatching:

    IMGA0017.IMGA0002.
     
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    That is too cute :) maybe mine will make some babies one day :) although I have no idea what sexes they are.

    How fast do they grow?
     
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    Depends on what you feed them, what temperature they are kept in, and how big of a tank they are in. Mine were in a heavily planted 70g at 80*F so they grew really fast.
     
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    What do you feed yours? Mine are in tank that is covered in algae but day 14 of TSS cycle tomorrow so I will be able to finally clean it can't wait :)
     
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    Had 150+/- hatch in a 12 gal tank (10 fish) ... after the hatchlings grew a tad I moved 10 to a heavly planted 36 gal tank (many, many guppies) ... culled the "left overs" in the 12 gal down to about 10 ... now, 3 weeks later, the 10 in the 36 gal tank are 2 to 3 times the size of their brothers and sisters still living in their homeland. Must be the availability of more food.
     
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    Yup super tiny like Rogue said, grains of sand ( or I think they kind of look like small mustard seeds with the brown coloring ) ..... I am going to do another pwc change today - did a thorough gravel clean on Saturday but want to do another one today as I probably won't be cleaning the tank for another 2 weeks until everyone is hatched, etc.

    I can't get any pics - they are way in the back of my tank this time ;)

    On another note, the last batch thats 2 months old are about the size of a tiny pearl - there's one that the shell is yellow but really translucent - you can see the organs and I think the heart or something beating/pumping away.... really neat.....
     
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    That's pretty cool :) oooo now I want snail babies lol my list of wants is getting longer every day :)
    This isn't snail related but I'm very excited I just found out my fiancé got offered a new job with a pay rise I'm so proud of him I already told him we should get a new table ;)
     
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    Don't forget a new fish tank too ;)
    Congrats!!!!! :)
     
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    Thank you Junne he asked what I would put on a new table and I just giggled I'm thinking either two smaller tanks or one huge one. Once the table is in the rest will be a breeze :) my mts is raging again
     
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