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Old 05-09-2005, 11:10 AM   #11
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:15 AM   #12
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If you do get eggs from them, they are easy to discard if you have no desire for more snails. They lay their eggs above the water line. They will even hang upside down to lay them on the hood and are known for leaving the tank in search of a good spot. Within minutes of laying them, they will become firm to the touch and can be scraped off in one neat little package. Sounds like breeding behavior to me as well.
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:19 AM   #13
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I wouldn't mind some babies....I just don't want 200! 8O
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:25 AM   #14
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lol They are quite prolific but I think the average egg sac is about 60 eggs. Baby snails are really cute.
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Help!!! I won't home last night to find that Gonzo's shell is cracked...(an almost complete horizontal crack). I think the culprit is Speedy...he has been a bit "rough". I don't know if I should separate them....the behavior really does NOT seem to be friendly....

Is it possible that Speedy is trying to eat pieces of Gonzo's shell and/or that he "squeezed" him so hard is shell cracked???? 8O

Gonzo's actual body is in tact...no antannea missing, etc. The shell is still functioning as one piece but I'm afraid one more session with Speedy will break it in two! (It almost broke last night)

What (if anything) can I do for the cracked shell? :| This is wayyyy to much drama for my liking....
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Here is a page taken from the site of one of the expert snail people at applesnail.net regarding shell damage:

http://free.hostultra.com/~applesnails/health.htm
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Thanks, Tankgirl!
Upon doing further research...I believe that Speedy and Gonzo WERE mating...but Gonzo has a thin shell...and it cracked due to Speedy's "aggressiveness". So I think I need to separate Gonzo so his shell will have time to heal. Hopefully this and calcium supplement will work...frequently snails with large cracks will die.

Hoping for the best! :|
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