How to hatch NeriteSnail Eggs?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by JoelTRG, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Ok so recently I have made a post on another one of the subforums and they told me I might have more luck over here...

    So here's my first question:
    How do I make the water in my second five gallon tank brackish so that the eggs can hatch?

    Secondly: When the eggs hatch how should I care for the baby nerite snails?

    Thirdly: Judging by how many eggs I have on the piece of wood I would move would people buy them because I would have a bit too many? That is if they all live.

    The eggs ^^^

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2018
  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Hi Joel, hope you don't mind, we have changed your title to better reflect the information you are seeking.

  3. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    It's fine thanks actually lol,

  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Do you have any fish in the 5g with the nerites?

  5. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Yes, a betta but I have another five gallon tank I could move the eggs into which I assume would be necessary. That is, assuming that betas have a low tolerance to salinity.

  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, I would move the eggs to their own tank, without a betta, which wouldn't like salinity.
    You'll need to bring the salinity up to 1.010 with marine salt, not aquarium salt.
  7. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Ok, do you have any tips on making the water brackish because I have never done a brackish tank in the past.
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    You ninja'd my edit, look back at that post.
  9. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Lol ok thanks. Will there be directions with the salt on the box on how much salt to add and how to do it.

  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    There should be instructions on the box. As far as taking care of the babies, I assume, but am not sure, that it is like any other snail baby, just like the adults.
  11. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks for thanks for the help I will be able to pick the salt up on Friday.
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem!
  13. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Ok so I have another question... The instructions on the box were for full saltwater but I just want to know brackish .. Any recommendations?

  14. JswinWell Known MemberMember

  15. GekcoWell Known MemberMember

    People should buy them, they are great algae eaters the only downside is they leave the eggs. Just as long as you sell them a little bit cheaper than your LFS then they should sell. Worst case scenario if they don't sell your LFS might take them off of your hands.
  16. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
  17. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    The salinity is now at the right level and the eggs have not hatched yet. Do you happen to know how long it takes for them to hatch?
  18. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No, sorry. How are they doing now?
  19. KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    I hope some of them hatch for you.
  20. JoelTRGValued MemberMember

    None of the seem to have hatched yet but the salinity seems a little lower so I'll fix that this afternoon

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