Is This Healthy? Snail Frequent Eggs

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I got a female mystery snail a little over two weeks ago, and she laid a clutch of eggs IN the water a week and one day ago. The very next day, she laid a clutch properly. Four days ago, she laid yet another clutch. Today, I woke up to another one. This was four whole clutches in 15 days, and I'm worried about whether or not the stress of laying so many is okay for her. If it isn't, is there a way to make her stop? The first and fourth clutches are about the size of her body, but the second and third are twice the length of her body... I had read they lay every 2-4 weeks, so I'm just worried about her health.
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its perfectly normal, no need to worry, she is comfortable enough to lay eggs is a good sign. m. snals can store make juice (lol) for months so she held it till she was in proper conditions. the one in the water is not viable as they drowned, but it was probly her first and she was just confused. as long as she has air space in tank to laay, from here out she should use it. congrats, keep in mind each clutch has anywhere between 100 to 200 snails, if you dont want the clutches just throw them away or freeze them and then throw away. either way will kill embreos. kepp one and see how it goes if you want. but she is fine

the edit feture isnt working, so im posting this to add info,
i meant male juice, also you cant make her stop laying, it is rough on the snail but perfectly normal. and just feed her well and let her rest, what type of fish if any are with her? what are your water perams?
 
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Yeah, I know they can store sperm, but also I have a male snail with her so I guess there's no need for her to (lol tbh "male juice" sounds weirder to me than sperm). Yeah the first ones definitely drowned, I heard it only takes five minutes for that to happen. I'm just personally not okay killing the clutches, but I am prepared to raise a good number of snails, ship them, and sell/give them to my LFS. Also, they'll soon be housed with a goldfish so she should eat some of the smaller babies. She ate some baby ramshorns before, but she's so severely stunted that she couldn't eat any larger than 1/8-1/4", so some should still survive, there's lots of hiding places. Right now, it's just my two mysteries, six ramshorns (I've seen so many eggs but the babies keep dying... I think the mysteries may be eating them), and an amano shrimp in a 60g. Honestly I haven't tested my params in quite a while, since I moved my goldfish out, but I would get 2-3 nitrates a week with my goldfish in there, so I doubt I even have nitrates at this point lol. All I've done is change out 5 gallons every two weeks, but everyone seems happy.
 

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haha yes male juice is weird haha but thats so cool to raise so many. i have 3 cluches from 2 females and the same male father. i plan do do same as you. i absolutly love ramshorn but mysterys are my babies. i love the snails more so then the fish lol. congrats on the babies. share pics on this thread once hached. i plan to give alot away free on this site as i want to give back to this amazing forum/community for all its done for me and my inhabitants. good luck
 
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Guess what??! The first clutch literally just started hatching. Haha, the babies are so small, it's so hard to get a pic. And I totally get what you mean, these guys have so much personality!
And this is totally random, but I saw you ask about a brightly colored fish if it was freshwater, and just if you wanted a super brightly colored freshwater fish, you may want to check out kilifish... sooo many colors
Edit: added a pic of the mom and baby for size comparison, the teeny speck on the bottom is the baby
 

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wow!!! thats unbeleivabley cool!!!! so exciting for you. yes it was me asking about that fish, the coclors were stunning. i will sure look into killi fish, thanx for the suggestion. the babies are so small its scary. im putting mine in a ten gallob bare bottom tank alone, just to e sure i am not killing a bunck in gravlee or with other fish lol. ow coincidental is this, that yours hatch wen you post this post? very cool
 
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Yeah lol it was crazy. Mainly because I hand checked the parameters and you mentioned it I decided to go check on the tank at that point. Also, just to let you know, the egg clutch looks a bit scary when it's about to hatch... I'll post a pic of this morning and then another of now just so you see it before it happens. I'm going to keep mine in a makeshift breeder... well I was, now I see the holes I drilled are too big... I'll just get another container and float them in the tank for a while. A 10gallon bare bottom is an awesome idea, I hope that really works out for you!
And yeah, kilifish are so cool, and there's hundreds of species to choose from
 

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cant wait to find out what color they become ( your babies) what color is momma? iv seen and read breeder boxes in the main tank (or any cycled tank) works great for the babies! iv already been looking up the killis and i am impessed, just bought a 20 gallon like 10 mins ago lol, could i start a killi colony in that tank, if they were the only fish? i know a 20 is small, but i found it and a 10 for sale for $$15 plus fish supplys as well, my husband is going to get it now lol. but i cant afford a big tank unless i find a steel of a deal, ya know,..?
 
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I totally feel you with the big tanks. There was a deal going on for my 60, I got it, the stand, the lights, and something else I forgot for 145 I think. Still a lot, but hey, best I could find. I'm really curious about the colors too, the male I have is wild colors, black foot, and brown and black stripes, and the female is the classic gold snail, no stripes, yellow shell, and yellow/white foot. The main question is if mine is actually the father, I know the yellow was housed with a mix of other yellows and ivorys when I got her....
And yes, depending on the species you could start a colony of kilis in the 20. I know aquabid.com sells both kilis and trios/pairs of several species. I only mention that because I haven't seen anyone selling on here. If you get a kili colony going, I'd love to see pics!
 

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i bet its from a male from the store, going to be fun waiting on their colors, yes aqua bid is awesome, iv been searching threw ir alot latly because i want to buy some mts, but more so rabbit snails. i have a standard yellow male and he is quite "randy" he even tries to enciminate( not sure on spelling) the yound 4 month olds, he is like 3 times their size, he compleatly engolfs them, i always remove him off the babies, i may need to seperate him for the summer, ugh lol anyways if i start the killi tank you will be the first person i show
 
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I keep going on aquabid and looking at fish I can't never have.... all the arowanas and discus.... I actually have two rabbit snails, fingers crossed I got one male and female, and I got them for free because I was just looking for some MTS and was given them as MTS. And lol, I guess it's just a male mystery snail thing because the way I figured out mine was a male was he tried to mate with a nerite, like, snail what the heck. Nerites don't even have the shell openings like mysteries, what weird snails.
Haha yes, I get to be the first to see if you get that kili tank! Lol
 
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