Ramshorns or Mysteries?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by coryageous, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. coryageousNew MemberMember

    I can't tell the difference. I have a bunch of baby snails and the mystery snails have laid eggs. I also have ramshorns snailing around in there.
     
  2. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I don't know about ramshorns but mystery snails lay their eggs in a clutch above the water line.

    You'll probably have to wait a few weeks to be able to identify them as their shapes are similar when they are that small. Do you have any pictures?
     
  3. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    What Junne said... a picture can be really helpful with this! and congrats on the babies regardless the breed!
     
  4. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Ramshorns lay clear patches of 5 to 10 eggs. You can see little brown dots in them, only if you can find them. If the clutch is obvious it's likely your mysteries. Good luck!
     
  5. OP
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    coryageousNew MemberMember

    No they are mystery eggs. They pinkish white and well above water. I also have pond snails. Do you think baby mysteries look closer to baby ramshorns or baby ponds? I've been assuming that every snail with a slight point is a pond snail.
     
  6. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    When my ramshorns are tiny they have a little spirally shell, but once they are bigger than 2mm or so they get the rams shape
     
  7. Bumblebat

    BumblebatWell Known MemberMember

    Baby mysteries are perfect little replicas of the adult version.
     




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