The other night i noticed one of my trochus snail high up on the glass releasing some "white smoke". it did this for a few minutes off and on. I had no clue as to what was going on. it seemd to have stopped but then it released a small pellet. then another , some smoke and another pellet. about 6 or 7. now it hit me.. The snail was laying eggs and fertilizing them at the same time. Do Snails do this? I mean one snail taking care of laying AND fertilizing?
I tried to snap a couple of pics but they turned out pretty fuzzy. I'll see if I can get one of the better pics and post it.
Anyway, I gave it no mind until tonight. as usual before I hit the sack I gave the tank a glance and noticed a new "spot" on the glass.. hmmm... Now, i've had some small jelly fish looking things floating around but this was different, so i took a really close look and wouldn't you know it was a tiny snail!
As I looked around the tank I saw some other new things in the water. I managed to pull one out of the water to examine a bit closer. these looked like tiny larva as best as I can describe it, I'm guessing of a snail. It had a black dot in the middle of a clear sack and a dark spiral shaped mass right next to the sack all encased in a membrane. this thing swims around but when it lands on the substrate it does look like a snail shell. Could this be another baby snail ?