Identification needed

jkhudson

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can anyone identify this?
 

Travis L. Stevens

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I love ID's, but Charlie has beat me to it. Snail eggs is right. Not the typical pattern that you see, but looks like Cerith Snail eggs.
 

matthewnokc

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crazy

crazy

I never knew those were snail eggs i just figured it was some

kinda snail poop ... you going to leave them alone and see if they

hatch? do they need to be fertilised?

I really have no idea how snails reproduce..
 

Travis L. Stevens

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Snails reproduce in a variety of ways. Most often it's either fertilized eggs or broadcast spawning. If they have laid eggs, they were already fertilized. As far as I know, some of the egg laying snails in our aquariums are able to store sperm, so even one snail in a tank can have fertilized eggs. It's not often to have snail larvae grow up into even sub-adults. They usually get eaten or starve to death because of lack of food. There's not much you can do about it really.
 

Aquarist007

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I've had good luck raising the larvae in the refugium--seems like a natural place for them--lots of food and protection
 

Travis L. Stevens

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10498073#post10498073 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by capn_hylinur
I've had good luck raising the larvae in the refugium--seems like a natural place for them--lots of food and protection
Wow. You're one of the lucky few. Have any pictures of the "babies"?
 

mskohl

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In my 45g, I get baby snails all the time. I see the baby astreas most, but there are a ton more nassarius than I put in there. I have no idea how they survive, maybe they make it to the refugium.
 

mskohl

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Here is a pic. You can see one on the locline - that's where I focused, but in the background in the upper left corner of the picture there are more.

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I know I need to clean out that powerhead filter thingy, but I'm in the process of neglecting this tank. :) Well, only a litttle. I enjoy looking at the 225 much more.
 
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