Malaysian Trumpet Snails

bolivianbaby

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I received some Malaysian trumpet snails as a "bonus" from an Aquabid buy. The other night, I believe they were "snuggling", but I can't find any information on how they actually breed.

Does anyone have any information on how they breed? I'm wondering if I saw what I thought I saw and I also want to make sure I told my daughter the correct information on what they were doing.
 

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Malaysian Trumpet snails reproduce asexually. They are live bearers and produce approx one live snail baby a month.
so I guess they were snuggling but not doing anything else
Carol
 

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Actually, they can reproduce sexually (to maintain a diverse gene pool), but are also capable of reproducing asexually (which is why all it takes is one female to populate a tank).
 

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Actually, they can reproduce sexually (to maintain a diverse gene pool), but are also capable of reproducing asexually (which is why all it takes is one female to populate a tank).
Thanks SDS I hadn't read they could reproduce sexually but does make sense.
 
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I learned something new, too. I was curious, because the snail is a high enough order of animal that it seems really odd for it to be solely self-copying, so I looked it up. I got the info from Wikipedia (which got it from a University's marine biology department, so I'm pretty sure it's accurate).
 
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Thank you both!

Actually, they can reproduce sexually (to maintain a diverse gene pool), but are also capable of reproducing asexually (which is why all it takes is one female to populate a tank).
Leave it to me to have "naughty" snails
 

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my nerites "suggle" like that.....i thought maybe something was going on, but wasn't sure. not that it matters, as their eggs can't hatch in freshwater.

i got a few MTS yesterday to put in my shrimp tank with sand. i think i read that shrimp and/or snails won't breed out of control, if they aren't being way overfed. i'm not sure, but i think overfeeding is kind of subjective.
 
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