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Old 04-15-2015, 09:10 PM   #1
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mystery snails

How big do mystery snails get? Got two a few months ago, their getting pretty big. about half dollar size. Their pretty cool.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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I've seen like 2" ones.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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Yeah I agree, they usually max out between 2 -3 inches.

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How cool. Glad I only got two. Thanks for the pics Nigel. You had different sized ones. Do they breed?
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That's the dad and two babies of his. If you have a male and female they will lay an egg clutch above the water line around the rim of the tank. If you don't want babies just cut it down and crush it up.


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I never had luck with those things.. Nerites live forever.. but these things.. grow big.. then die.. even when I put in algae waffers
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I never had luck with those things.. Nerites live forever.. but these things.. grow big.. then die.. even when I put in algae waffers

That's odd. I have at least 1 in all my tanks and never had 1 die.


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How do you know what sex they are?
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Thanks for the info Nigel. I know I have a male for sure. I have seen them doing some "funny stuff " . Thought they might be cleaning each others shells, got a feeling there is a lot more to it. Will find out if I find eggs.
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I found eggs today! Have to wait and see what happens.
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Good luck. I tried everything to get mine to breed. Ended up with a thousand clutches, some I cut down and tried putting in a separate container, others I left up there. I just finally got babies recently after the female had died.


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