Differentiating Between Male And Female Nerites Question

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Franco, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. FrancoValued MemberMember

    Hello All!

    I was curious is there is a quick way to determine if a Nerite is male or female?

    Thanks in advanced!

  2. Redshark1Well Known MemberMember

    Females lay eggs the males don't.

    Six words quick enough for ya?

    You're welcome.
  3. BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    Not really, they’re pretty much identical except for the fact that some lay eggs.

    I assume you’re asking cause you don’t want a female to lay eggs all over your tank?
  4. DaniraeValued MemberMember

    Are these snail eggs? And if they are what should I do about them?
  5. BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    On the blue pebble? They kinda look like nerite snail eggs.
  6. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    I learned it when my tank filled with eggs.... That wasn't fun to clean. Sadly she passed and now im left with a male who doesn't lay eggs. But the female layed eggs for like 2 months and then never again... hmmm
  7. DaniraeValued MemberMember

    But they can’t survive in my water so I can just clean them up?
  8. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Yep they only hatch in salt water i think? Or brackish water? NOT freshwater.
  9. bitseriouslyWell Known MemberMember

    Here’s a link:
    Check out the excellent annotated pics a few posts down the page.
    To be fair (any Letterkenny fans out there?) I have a few nerites myself, and can’t figure out m/f even after reading it. LOL
  10. FrancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks all for the help! I was just curious. My Nerite has yet to lay eggs, but I've only had it a week.

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