10 Gallon Tank Mystery snail laying eggs without a mate

PANDA4evah

I have had my mystery snail since around November and it lives with a few guppies. Suddenly I noticed a few egg clutches. It was just one at first so I removed it. Now I've been finding 5 every 3 or so week in my tank. I havent gotten the chance to remove the egg clutches that are currently in my tank. I found that one of them was smaller and had some brown spots in it. I couldnt find any babies. (I have been finding these eggs in my tank for almost 3 months) Are these fertile and am I going to be expecting baby snails in my tank one morning?
 

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BigManAquatics

If you don't mind the idea of having baby snails and taking care of them then i would leave one to see, myself. Otherwise, just keep getting rid of them. Beyond that, i am not sure on the details pf snail reproductiin, like if they can hold sperm for awhile like a lot of livebearers can.
 
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JasperWard

I have had my mystery snail since around November and it lives with a few guppies. Suddenly I noticed a few egg clutches. It was just one at first so I removed it. Now I've been finding 5 every 3 or so week in my tank. I havent gotten the chance to remove the egg clutches that are currently in my tank. I found that one of them was smaller and had some brown spots in it. I couldnt find any babies. (I have been finding these eggs in my tank for almost 3 months) Are these fertile and am I going to be expecting baby snails in my tank one morning?
If you don't mind the idea of having baby snails and taking care of them then i would leave one to see, myself. Otherwise, just keep getting rid of them. Beyond that, i am not sure on the details pf snail reproductiin, like if they can hold sperm for awhile like a lot of livebearers can.
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PANDA4evah

If you don't mind the idea of having baby snails and taking care of them then i would leave one to see, myself. Otherwise, just keep getting rid of them. Beyond that, i am not sure on the details pf snail reproductiin, like if they can hold sperm for awhile like a lot of livebearers can.
I did see that they can hold sperms for a long time but I didnt think they could hold that long. After looking I think that might be my awnser. Thanks!
If I were to hatch an egg clutch what should I do with all the babies? This is the thing mainly concerning me.
 
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BigManAquatics

I did see that they can hold sperms for a long time but I didnt think they could hold that long. After looking I think that might be my awnser. Thanks!
If I were to hatch an egg clutch what should I do with all the babies? This is the thing mainly concerning me.
If you have an outlet to sell them or know several that may want them, that always works. If you don't know what you would do with most or all of them, i probably wouldn't try hatching any just now.
 
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