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02-27-2013 08:56 PM
Knotyoureality These little critters are hermaphrodites--and no doubt yours had access to a partner before going in the bowl.

Hatching generally happens in 10-20 days, success depends on a tons of factors. No special care needed other than making sure they stay wet. They'll be readily visible on the glass and easy to remove if you start getting too many.

While large tanks often seen population explosions due to the amount of food naturally available in the way of decaying plant material, bio-film, etc. these sort of micro tanks typically balance out from any population boom very quickly. Indeed, under conditions of minimal to zero additional feeding being done (or high competition from other life in the bowl) adult pond snails will lay less and even eat their own egg masses, greatly diminishing the rate of reproduction.
02-26-2013 10:15 PM
tmcpherson301 bump cause id like to know something about these eggs, specially the hatch time, oh and i named the snail skittles
02-25-2013 10:44 PM
tmcpherson301 So my generic whatever snail it is that people said I had laid eggs, I'm wondering though, do these need a second snail to fertalize? Or will I soon be covered in these snails? Lastly do I need to take any special care to keep them alive? They are currently just below the water line.

02-21-2013 06:28 AM
Koi Kameon
Horned nerites!

Originally Posted by stanzzzz View Post
Snail should be fine,
They are small, barely more than a half inch and colorful. My favorite is the bumblebee nerite--you guessed it--black and gold swirls. The larger nerites put out a lot of waste for such a small bowl. The horned nerites don't. Plus, nerites do not successfully breed in fresh water so you don't need to worry about being swamped with snails.

I have been very happy with my nerites from a guy on ebay, if you want info. Not so happy with other dealers and a dealer on this website. PM me if you want the name of the ebay guy.

02-19-2013 09:20 PM
tmcpherson301 So, some bits of ends of my moss looks like they either have white looking worms on them or are turning whiteish themselves (looks more like the 2nd to me), does anyone have any idea of what this is?
02-18-2013 01:44 AM
LyzzaRyzz I have the same bowl with java moss in it...I would try even less rocks, what your planning doesnt really need much substrate, and the less rocks, the more water!
02-18-2013 01:11 AM
tmcpherson301 Thanks everyone for the compliments and info

Originally Posted by acejohn View Post
how small is this bowl?
This bowl is really, really small. I didn't measure how much water I added when I first filled it, which I meant to do, but I'd place it around the quarter of a gallon range.
02-18-2013 12:42 AM
acejohn how small is this bowl?
02-16-2013 03:44 AM
mosspearl I like the way it looks. I find snails fascinating.
02-15-2013 09:20 PM
Knotyoureality pond/bladder--never can remember the difference between the two and everyone pretty much just calls 'em pond snails anyways.

Excellent test pilot for the new bowl--I generally scoop a couple of these for any of my planted vases. If they dont' crawl out after three days, you're generally good to add shrimp.

I have this exact bowl by the way--currently holding some backup riccia, shreds of a moss-ball, one huuuuge MTS, and three juvie cherry shrimp with a 1/4" of sand as substrate. MTS has been there for two months, the juvie shrimp for one month--neither growing particularly fast, but they're living on biofilm alone so it's not surprising.
02-15-2013 08:28 PM
sc91006 Looks like you run of the mill pond snail.
02-15-2013 08:16 PM
My bowl attempt (Now With Inhabitant)

Aha here he/she is

So does anyone have any idea what kind of snail this is? I just kinda found it in my Evolve one day and forgot about it till the other day when I went to feed and saw it again only much larger.
02-15-2013 02:59 AM
tmcpherson301 So I was planning on going to pick up a snail from a local store when I found one in my Aqueon Evolve. I knew one was in there but last I saw him/her he/she was the size of a pinhead and I paid no attention to him/her because I only saw him/her occasionally. Well now he/she looks to almost be the size of a dime. Once I get a good picture I'll post one of him/her.
02-14-2013 01:16 PM
BS87 I like the bowls, I just picked up 3 of the exact type from a local fabric store. Looking forward to updates.
02-14-2013 01:11 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice bowl selection.
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