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Old 09-18-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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raising mystery snails

i have a few questions about raising mystery snails since my mystery just laid eggs
- can i keep the ones i find in a net breeder with 5 baby platies?
- when some of the baby mysteries die in the tank do i have to take them out? will they pollute the tank if i dont?
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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Congrats on the babies!
- Are you talking about the eggs or the baby snails?
- Typically if the snails die they'll be eaten by larger fish, but you'll probably want to vacuum up the dead babies.

My apple snails (successfully) breed all the time, so if you have any questions feel free.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Hi. I suggest looking at this link to get some idea of what you should do as far as hatching/raising them goes.

How to take care of apple snails: food, housing and breeding.

Small ones probably won't pollute the tank very much if they die, but no sense in leaving them in if you see them.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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Congrats on the babies!
- Are you talking about the eggs or the baby snails?
- Typically if the snails die they'll be eaten by larger fish, but you'll probably want to vacuum up the dead babies.

My apple snails (successfully) breed all the time, so if you have any questions feel free.
thanks! i mean once the eggs hatch can i keep the babies with the baby platys
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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You should be able to. I personally never have, but I'm sure it would work out fine. I usually just let my snails do their thing. :> Just be sure the eggs stay moist, but aren't touching the water.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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okay thanks ^_^ how long before i can give them to a pet store?
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when they get about 1/2" probably, but you should ask your petstore what size they want them at.
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okay thanks! how long does it take for them to get 1/2"?
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