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Old 12-07-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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5 clutches of snail eggs, 1 3 weeks old, hatching?

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I have 5 clutches of snail eggs in my tank. One clutch, the first was laid probably the night before thanksgiving, when I was asleep for I woke up to find it. It's been 3 weeks (or if they were laid the day of thanksgiving, almost 3 weeks). I'm very excited! When should I start worrying about them not being fertile, or hatching? I've read that they hatch within 2-4 weeks, and at 5 weeks you can encourage them, by taking the eggs off the glass, and seeing if it's fertile or not by gently breaking it in half.

And yes, I have a male and female snail in the tank.

Thanks for help in advance!
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Hi! First congratulations on the new babies!

I am not sure what to do about the eggs to see if it is fertile or not, but if you have fish in the same tank I definitely recommend that you separate them. I have been told by my LFS that the eggs could get into the fish gills and thus killing the fish!

Good lucks!
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Hmm... i don't think the eggs would be a problem, as they are all above the glass.... but that sure is scary!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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What kind of snails are we talking about? I have apple/mystery snails that have laid eggs several times, but none have hatched. She is consistently laying larger clutches though...
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Mystery/Apple snails. That's what they are. The male is gold, the female blue.
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