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    KENTSFISH

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    Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by KENTSFISH on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:12 pm

    I purchased a couple of snails that I was told were Tiger Snails. I was told they would not bother plants.
    One snail is smaller than the other. They clean the algea off of some of the decorations & move around the tank.
    After several months, they are laying little white eggs all over a rock, filter intake; cave decoration.
    I read on the internet that these snails will only breed in salt or brackish water.
    Is there anyway to hatch these eggs? (Sorry NO additional tanks available, I have all fresh water) The other snails, asassins, & fish do not seem to bother the eggs)
    How long before the eggs hatch?
    Thanks
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    Fern
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    Re: Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by Fern on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:39 pm

    I will see if I can find some info on them for you, my knowledge on them is poorly lacking Embarassed
    I do know that it is nerite snails you have Very Happy


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    KENTSFISH

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    Snail Picture

    Post by KENTSFISH on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 am


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    KENTSFISH

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    Snail Picture

    Post by KENTSFISH on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:24 am

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    williemcd

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    Re: Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by williemcd on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:32 am

    Kentsfish... Neritina natalensis sp. "Zebra" ... it's a very beneficial snail that can lay eggs in freshwater... but does require brackish to be viable. They do only live for about a year or so and prefer hard water. Bill in Va.
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    KENTSFISH

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    Snails

    Post by KENTSFISH on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:45 am

    Bill,
    Thanks for the info. Can the eggs be removed & placed in a container with salt added?
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    williemcd

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    Re: Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by williemcd on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:13 pm

    Kent.. I've not a clue but setting up a gallon jug with an airstone/salt wouldn't be too much effort!... We hope you'll keep us posted if you attempt it!
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    Fern
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    Re: Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by Fern on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:20 pm

    That would be a fun little experiment!


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    FISH CRAZY

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    Re: Tiger/Zebra Snails

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:02 pm

    Nice photos and nice Snails good luck

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