Nerite Snails

frankfair

I recently purchased some (12) Nerite snails from Aquabid. My understanding is this is an egg laying snail whose eggs cannot survive in fresh water.

This morning I noticed several tiny snails in a tank I had only placed 3 snails. Is it possible that the babies "tagged along" with the adults but were too small for me to see? I counted at least 10 babies that were extras. There seems to be some of all three (Zebra, Ruby and Corona)

The adults were wrapped in a wet paper towel. I tore each towell at the snail and dipped in the tank to get out of the towel. Could this have allowed the entry of the babies?

As you can tell I know nothing about snails.
 

Butterfly

Welcome to FishLore!

It's possible they sent you several babies also.
Have you added any plants or fish lately that could have had regular snail eggs in with them ?
Carol
 

frankfair

Possibly, but not in several weeks. How long to hatch snail eggs?
 

Butterfly

seems like just a few days
Carol
 

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