Life on The Snail Farm

fishgirl
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As you may know I was picking out and killing the pond snails when I would find them in the tanks ...Then my husband wants to have a Snail Fram. So I got a 1gal glass "goldfish bowl" put some gravel,live plants,declorated water, air stone.

Ok! More happenings on the Snail Farm. As I find snails in my tanks I put send them to the farm I have over 12 so far and NOW I JUST saw 2 of the snails mating(I think), one was on top of the other for some time. Does anyone know how long before I will have little snails?
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #2
Not exactly sure on the time-frame, but you should see the deposit of snail eggs if it is pond-snails. The deposit of eggs will be clear and very hard to see with water in the tank, sometimes.
 
fishgirl
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  • #3
Ok...So I may or maynot see the eggs.
 
fishgirl
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  • #4
Any idea of how long it takes from the time the Pond Snails mate until the baby pond snails hatch?
 
fishgirl
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  • #5
I JUST saw 3 bunchs of eggs less than 24hrs after mating....now to wait and see how long it takes for the eggs to hatch.
 
fishgirl
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  • #6
Just got home form supper... found 5 More bunchs of eggs....
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #7
It may be as quick as 3-4 days, but I'm just not positive. Hope you enjoy being the grandmother of snails.
 
fishgirl
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  • #8
There once was an old woman who lived in little house she had a little tank with a little snail and now she has so many snails she didn't know what to do.
So she gave them away to be eaten by Puffers and Loaches.
 
armadillo
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Lovely tale for round the campfire that, Fishgirl! 'There was once an old lady who lived in the Hungry Puffer forest. One day, ...'.
 
fishgirl
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  • #10
Today I was look in at the Farm. Some of the eggs look brown some look white while others still look clear. Any one know what is going on?
 
armadillo
  • #11
The white eggs have gone bad (fungus). When fish have eggs, we treat the water with some methylene blue. No idea if you can do that with inverts, though. Guys/gals?

Either way, please remove the white eggs, as the fungus could be passed to any creature in the tank. I use the succion of the turkey baster to 'suck them up'. You can also use tweezers.
 
Callum The Cat
  • #12
un fertilzed eggs get a white fungus on them and it can spread to the eggs I would take the infected eggs out

Peace Out Callum!
 
fishgirl
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  • #13
This evening I saw lots of little dots all over the tanks....I've got baby snails!
Thanks for the info.
 
armadillo
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Wow. How long did it take? How tiny are they?
 
fishgirl
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  • #15
I saw the snails mating on 09/23/2007 so it was nine days. the babies are a light brown or tan color and are about the size of this dot . There are to many to count.
 
Chief_waterchanger
  • #16
And you did a scientific study on snails without much work, awesome. You expanded our knowledge, thanks.
 
fishgirl
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  • #17
Now we all have learned something new.
 

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