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Old 02-28-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
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Nitride snail eggs, discovered. Help!

How long till they are adults? I'm afraid to hurt them when I clean the tank.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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Nerite eggs will not hatch in freshwater, they need to be in brackish or marine conditions for this to happen.
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I may not know a lot but before I bought them I looked them up and they can hatch in freshwater.
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I may not know a lot but before I bought them I looked them up and they can hatch in freshwater.

No they can't sorry, I have them in several tanks and have never once seen them hatch.

"Nerite snails are found in saltwater, brackish water and freshwater. Although most think of marine aquariums when they hear the name Nerite snail, many species do well in fresh and brackish water as well. They do however need brackish water to breed. "

"Some people find Nerite snails are very hard to breed while others state that they breed like rabbits. The truth likely depends on the aquarium in which they are kept and the exact species kept. They only breed in brackish water (1.005-1.010 salinity); they never be breed in freshwater and only seldom breed in saltwater. When they do breed in saltwater it is usually in water very close to being brackish."

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I may not know a lot but before I bought them I looked them up and they can hatch in freshwater.
They will not hatch in freshwater, I promise. I've got a tank that's littered with eggs on the glass. I felt kinda duped as the LFS had them listed as non breeding and "not a pest" they failed to mention the wonderful "glass droppings"
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