Differentiating Between Male And Female Nerites Question

  1. Franco

    Franco Valued Member Member

    Hello All!

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

    Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    Females lay eggs the males don't.

    Six words quick enough for ya?

    You're welcome.
     
  3. Buganjimo

    Buganjimo Well Known Member Member

    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. Danirae

    Danirae Valued Member Member

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

    Buganjimo Well Known Member Member

    On the blue pebble? They kinda look like nerite snail eggs.
     
  6. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    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. Danirae

    Danirae Valued Member Member

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

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

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

    bitseriously Well Known Member Member

    Here’s a link:
    Nerite egg question - The Planted Tank Forum
    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
     
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    Franco

    Franco Valued Member Member

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