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Guest Fancy_Bubbles

Hi everyone, I bought a new snail a couple of days ago, as our poor Sally the snail passed away last week... sniff sniff :cry1

Anyway, I noticed that this new guy, Fugi, had a whole bunch of black spots stuck all over his body and some were falling to the gravel as he slid up the tank. At first I thought that he must be sick or something, but when I did the water change, I noticed that there were thousands of these "black spots" all over the gravel floor. Have I fallen off my rocker, or are these really snail eggs? I think I did a pretty good job getting them out of the tank, but should I expect a snail epidemic?

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Guest Fancy_Bubbles

Hmmmmm..... I wonder what's going on in there... I did see one little bunch stuck together, but that's about it as far as clutches are concerned. :(

And I didn't even realize that there were what seems like thousands of them until I started sucking up the water. Although I did put a few (hundred) in a fish bowl (my son thinks he's gonna get rich off of selling snails to his friends) so I guess we'll see what happens. Gotta say, I'm really concerned about what these things are!

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Sorry to burst your your son's bubble, Fancy Bubbles, but it does indeed sound like snail poop. My snails do an awful lot of it, and it looks like a black carpet at times on my barebottom tank. Snail eggs are either clear or pink, at least those are the colors I get from my insularums and from the spixis.... :)

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Is some snial poo pelleted like bunnies' poo? Gary's is always in short little strings ( 1/4-1/2 in)

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Guest Fancy_Bubbles

Well, you guys were right. Hehehe, it's definately poop! Every week I siphon those darn things out the following week there's thousands of them again!

The ramshorn that I had before didn't poop nearly as much as this new mystery snail!!!

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