snail laying eggs

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  1. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    so I have three nassarius snails. Last night I noticed all three up in the corner of my tank. I watched as one started attaching eggs all over the glass. Idk what course of action I should take with this. Can I save them? Will they hatch on their own?
     
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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    They won't hatch in our systems.
     
  4. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Must be the moon. I've had three different batches laid within the last week.
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Nassarius or Nerite? I know Nerite snails need hypo to hatch, but I always though nassarius could hatch in tanks.
     
  6. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    my nassarius did this and then my fish eat them off the glass.
     
  7. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    nassarius the snail laid them on the glass and along the top of my heater
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Nassarius snails have a comparatively long planktonic period, where the veligers float in the water column. Some other snails are direct developers, and some such as trochids and turbinids have compartively very short planktonic periods. The shorter the time spent in the water column before settling, the more likely that the young will survive. To have Nassarius reproduce in your tank, you have to have the correct flow and not enough microfiltering to catch all the veligers, and you have to have a source of food for the tiny animals from the time they start feeding until they are large enough for you to see them crawling around, acting like small adults. It's tricky to set up the correct conditions, but it's been done for quite a few species, even ones that have extended pelagic periods. In a home aquarium, it mostly boils down to luck.
     
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  10. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    If you're wanting a type of snail to breed and have maybe 1-3 babies survive out of the year, i've always had luck with trochus. Mine lay all the time all over the rocks and occasionally at night i'll have a small baby and manage to save it in fuge. then when it's about almost penny size i'll throw it in the DT. Kinda cool watching them grown. just hard to keep up with them and trying to figure out if it lived
     
  11. granocompany

    granocompany Astrea Snail

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    I got 4 trochids a few years ago and never buy them again, I have a lot of them, different sizes from 1 to 7ml. Some another one came with live rock, with flat shells, multiply all over the tank. I have one red legs crab, he killed a lot of them
     
  12. reefermadness420

    reefermadness420 Flamingo Tongue

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    thanks for the info I'm assuming they will probably get sucked up in filtration although I did find amphipods living in the canister filter I have