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Author Topic: apple snail egg care  (Read 2084 times)
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« on: March 27, 2011, 05:38:56 PM »

Hi everybody
My apple snails layed eggs in a 5 gallon heated tank.(They are only 1.5 inches) The tank has a tetra whisper pf10 filter and it is really fast. Should I cover the intake and put something in it to slow it down? My next question is do I need lighting? Also how long until the eggs hatch. I discovered them on friday.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 10:23:33 PM »

How many apple snails are in this tank?


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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 01:51:18 AM »

Yes, you do need a male and female to produce a fertile clutch or a female that has already bred with a male before you bought it.

Is the clutch above the water line, staying dry but not too dry?

If it makes you feel more comfortable about the hatchlings, when they arrive then you can cover the intake. I never have  lost any little ones that way but it could happen.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 06:54:52 AM »

I had three in there because I couldn't figure out which one would lay eggs so I put both in and the third one wouldn't let go of one of the other one's shells. The breeding I caught on camera, check my previos post on snails for the link happy
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 05:23:29 PM »

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