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Old 03-15-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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snails...uhm...having too much fun?

So when we first bought the snails, of course, they were all jumbled up in the bag on top of one another. Figured I'd put them in the tank & they would...well...disassemble. Well...some of them did and others didnt. Two weeks later they still continue to ride eachother around. Figured it was a little odd (because it wasn't just two, it was everyone pairing up), but you know, whatever. So tonight...they are not just on top of eachother...but they are...well...polinating (to keep it friendly)? And it wasn't just one pair...sometimes another would come over and join in.

Well...this has now been going on for three hours. Any ideas about when it will stop? What conditions are right for snails mating? Not that I'm expecting anything to come of this (although the last time I had something mate in a fish tank I ended up with about 250 texas cichlids in a 55gal. That all lived...and grew...and prospered...all from the first 'attempt'), but what should I expect? And finally...any effect on water quality?

And of course, for those of you interested...I will be posting pictures after Greys Anatomy
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They could be spawning or cleaning the other's shells. Wjat kind of snails? You will know what they are up to in a few days, when/if they lay eggs. I wouldn't worry about the egge, they tend to be bonus food for the other critters.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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Hmm...I'm pretty sure they are Mexican Turbos. I want to be optimistic that they eggs will become food, but like I said before, that was what was supposed to happen with my FW tank, but instead I had a mating pair that wouldnt stop.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:56 PM   #4
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Pretty cool Nature in action
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Added bonus. Keep us posted on the outcome.
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That's pretty cool.
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I had a few snails do the same thing shortly after I got them. I don't know if they were successful or not as I haven't seen any babies....but I expect they are tiny. Very cool pics though!!
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Yea my turbo's do that all the time, no babies here.
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Noticed you're from Va Beach, did you get them from Animal Jungle
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WOW....$198.88 for a 125g tank. $358 for RR. WOW....that seems like really good prices to me. I may need to make a trip down to the beach soon!
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