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MTS eggs...how long to hatch?

So i have not added any plants or fish to my tank in about 4 months and all of a sudden i have a ton of tiny trumpet snails. Must have hitchiked in somehow, but 4 months for eggs to hatch? Does that sound right? I picked 9 out of my glass scraper alone. My loach is gonna get FAT!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 05:50 PM
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Maybe they're hiding during they day; they burrow underneath your substrate and you just haven't looked carefully at the tank at night.

They've always been there, you just haven't noticed them?
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MTS's are livebearers, no eggs. That being said, they are extremely small after birth and bury into the substrate.

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the juvis are the size pin heads, you wont see them in the day to much, but there out at night always.
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holy crap, i looked last night 2 hrs after lights out and counted damn near 40 little buggers. i had no idea they were in there.

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I started with 8 that I got free. They were so cute. Now I think I have 800. They are not CUTE anymore. The only loaches at Petsmart are way too big for my 30G tank. So I have to either mail order them or drive to find them.
It's not so much the MTS but the ramshorns and these little blue ones and pond snails and red whorly ones with white centers.
I hate killing them but I don't know what to do.
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ouch! I can see i am soon to be in the same situation. I have never even seen the mom. there are threads here about how to trap them.

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Assassin Snails will take care of your problem over time and if you get too many assassins, which will take a long while, you can always sell the extras ro ROAK them....

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