My snail had babies??

  1. Bertney

    Bertney New Member Member

    I bought a freshwater snail when I went to the pet. I saw today two little baby snails in the tank, and I was wondering how to properly care for them, and will this snail keep having babies?
    There's a picture of the snail I bought, and a picture of the snail and one of the babies. (The baby is the little spec on the wall)



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  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    If this baby snail belongs to this adult snail there should be an egg cluster somewhere. Egg clusters are usually above the water line stuck to the glass. If you don't want babies just remove the egg cluster and dispose of it.

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  3. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    That would be the case for a mystery snail, but that doesn't look like a mystery snail to me. It looks more like a Malaysian trumpet snail but it's not quite right for that either. ..

    Baby snail care seems to be the same regardless of species though. Feed fresh veggies like zuchini, squash, spinach and green beans. Make sure you sink them with something or the veggies will float (except for the beans, they sink). Algae wafers will also work but fresh vegetables are better ime. Good luck with your babies!

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  4. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    It's a pretty snail, whatever kind it is. Alison
     
  5. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a bladder snail/trumpet snail combo. Very pretty!


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  6. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Looks like a small mystery snail to me :) MTS Malaysian Trumpet Snails are more slender and elongated. Check here for ID and baby snail care.  
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    Bertney

    Bertney New Member Member

    There's no egg cluster. I see 3 tiny snails for sure. I have a pleco that I'm a bit worried about you eating them. I also have a Molly and two gouramis. Will they eat them? Do I need to separate them somehow?

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    Bertney

    Bertney New Member Member

    Oh my gosh make that four babies o:

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    Bertney

    Bertney New Member Member

    Here's another picture, because I still don't know what kind he is.

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  10. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Which is why I said it's not right for mts either. But it's too elongated for a mystery snail, their spiral isn't nearly that long.... I have no idea what kind of snail that is, lol. Maybe it's just a mutant mystery, haha.
    Bertney was it labeled as anything other than fw snail when you got it?

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  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    It's a japanese trapdoor snail... I think they get really big. Mine pooped all the time.....
     
  12. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Big ong looks hood but i cant spot your baby. If you have live 0lants in your tank it might be a pond snail that hitchhiked
     
  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    If it isn't a japanese trapdoor snail, which I think is most likely, it may be the giant pond snail (Lymaea stagnalis).
     
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    Bertney

    Bertney New Member Member

    I don't have plants, and I bought the snail myself, I just hadn't realized it was going to have babies :p

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