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Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Nerite Snails Breeding?

I bought four nerite snails for my five gallon planted tank about three to four weeks ago and I am starting to find baby snails. I have read that they can only be bred in brackish water (my tank is not) and they do not eat plants (which they do). I was wondering If i was misinformed about their breeding habits or did i buy different kind of snail. Here are three different pictures of my snails.
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They really look like nerites to me, but maybe pond snails? Or possibly trap door snails? I'm not too sure. If they're breeding in fresh water, theyre definitely not nerites. Are you sure the baby snails are nerites? They could be another type of snails that hitched a ride in on plants.
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Nerites breed in fw just fine, the eggs don't hatch though.

I can't get a good look at them on mobile.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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I will try to get a pick of the baby snails
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They really look like nerites to me, but maybe pond snails? Or possibly trap door snails? I'm not too sure. If they're breeding in fresh water, theyre definitely not nerites. Are you sure the baby snails are nerites? They could be another type of snails that hitched a ride in on plants.
Ditto.

The 1st picture seems to be for sure a nerite snail. So I immediately though was that you've got additional snails besides just the nerite.
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You might have two different kinds of snails. I have nerites that lay eggs but they don't hatch in FW. I also have pond snails that came in on some plants and I find a baby now and then so you might have pond snails that came in on plants. A pic would help.
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Ok guys here are some picks of the baby snails. It was hard to get a good shot since they were so small.
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Those look like pond snails.
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Definitely pond snails.
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Here is a better pic. If it is a pond snail do I just take them out as i see them?
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