LittleBlueGuppy said:Got three new nerites on wednesday, They are all happy and have been viciously scrubbing my algae away, I even put a green bean in there and they wouldn't touch it, they are like "who cares about a green bean, this tank is dirty!", My mystery snails on the other hand are like "who cares about algae when you can eat great beans and sleep all day. Weeeeeeeee!!!!! let's go jump of that mountian of driftwood and be supersnail!!!!!"
Will be uploading pictures of the new guys shortly.
Help me out here if you don't mind, I'm not sure what I'm looking at. Here's the picture with an arrow pointing at what I guess is a snail? And in the circle area, those are hatched eggs that were laid on another snail?eustoma01 said:Those were just eggs that were laid on it that hatched.
Okay, thanks! I have Nerite snails but the eggs they lay have never hatched. Were those Nerite eggs and were there any baby snails from those?eustoma01 said:Yes. The one with the arrow pointing at it is a snail and the part you have circled is the shell of another snail. Those markings on its shells are marks from eggs that used to be on its shells. But those eggs have hatched so you only see the outline on them... I'm guessing that's the portion of the egg that is sticky and keeps it stuck on a surface.
No they are both alive and well. I actually sourced them from a local freshwater river, which is why the eggs one of them had hatched. It gets brackish near the mouth of the river so I suspect a lot of them do well here. There were tons of eggs laid on the rock I found it near, too! I might return the one with the egg marks on it back to the river because two of them are too much for my tank anyway, and that one has escaped my tank twice.Pescado_Verde said:Okay, thanks! I have Nerite snails but the eggs they lay have never hatched. Were those Nerite eggs and were there any baby snails from those?
Pretty crazy that they laid eggs all over the carcass of one of their brethren, lol. No respect for the dead!