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Old 02-14-2007, 04:13 AM   #1
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Margarita Snail

i was looking at my margarita snail earlier and it was releasing some white chemical, anybody have an idea what it is? i record a video and put it on youtube.

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I would quess it is a breeding method. Just a guess thou
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I would probably think it is releasing waste is my guess.
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My trochus did this, and I assumed it was a breeding thing. Like your video, my snail perched itself on a high spot, with high flow. That's why I noticed it to start with... it was not one it's "normal" spots to be in. Just as I went over to check it out, it did just like your video... released a fairly large white stream of stuff. Did this five times, then moved on. I've never seen any of the snails do it again.

Interestingly, last month - a couple months after I noticed the "white cloud" - I noticed baby trochus snails in my tank, all about the same size. There are three that I've seen so far. Not sure if there are more.
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Mine did it more than 5 times, I saw it doing that for about an hour. My sister said she saw that once before but I haven't noticed any new baby snails yet.
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Take a flash light and look at your tank and rock about 2 hours or so afterlights out. I bet you will see lots of baby snails. Mine did the same thing and I have just tons an tons of BB sized baby snails now. I need to catch some of those little guys and sell them on ebay
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