|02-27-2013 08:56 PM|
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|
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|
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|
Thanks everyone for the compliments and info
|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|
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.|
|This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|