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Old 04-12-2012, 05:20 AM   #1
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Unintended breeding?


Yeah I woke up this morning, unable to sleep last night(more like hooked toa game but who cares why) and I came in... turned my PC on and had a annoyance with that, and I took notice that a piece of Claumidia(I can't find a good way to spell it) had a long string of white eggs on it. And I do not know what they belong too.



Now I got Narcissus Snails, Trochus, Three Cerith snails and one Conch that is brand new. All that I know of anyway. I seen other creatures such as a micro brittle star and copepods.... so I know something else might live in the tank too that laid these eggs.

Any help, anyone? If I can, I hope to keep these eggs alive and hatch them.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Normally my snails lay on the glass. Cerith do it all the time. My peppermint shrimp will climb up and eat all the eggs before the night is through. With them not being on the glass it's hard for me to tell, but nassarius and cerith breed readily in our tanks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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I thought it was really difficult to breed Nassarius snails.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Oh and I found more eggs on the Protein Skimmer outlet... well, Nassaruis snails seem less likely. Trochus maybe?
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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I thought it was really difficult to breed Nassarius snails.
It's difficult to breed any of the snails meaning to rear the young to adulthood but it isn't difficult to get most snails to lay eggs. I frequently have nassarius clutches in my tank.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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any ever survive? I do adore Nassaruis snails ever so much. About my favorite snail to ever exist. Zombie Snails! Or I like calling them Death Eaters since they run to the scent of something dead.
like a piece of Silver Side. Yum.

Okay that's off topic, but still. I hardly see these snails near the top, let alone going as high as the protein skimmer.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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I've never had any survive. In my fresh water tank I used to raise mystery snails but I've never had any luck with marine snails other than colonista of course.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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That sucks... I would love to have more nassaruis snails then needed. Seems I will have to buy more until then.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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It's your tank of course you can put more in it...but I certainly don't suggest it. Nassarius are not algae eaters, they are meat eaters. To keep a number larger than required to clean up excess food means you will have to actually feed them to keep them alive. This means more nutrients and all the problems that comes with that.

If you love the snails enough to treat them as livestock then this will be worth it to you. I have 5 in my 210 tank. I could stand a couple more, but for cleaning purposes, that's about enough.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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Well I do love these snails. It was actually this snail that made me want to have a saltwater aquarium. Right now I have about 15 in there and I enjoy putting a piece of krill in every 4 days for them... if the emeralds don't get it first.
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Then you will be VERY interested in the African Nassarius.
I purchased two once from my LFS.
Not been able to find them since then.
One of my hermits took over the shell of one after it died (age related not hermit assault).
I was only able to find one photo on google.

If you want a lot of nassarius at a cheap price TRT sponsor reefs2go.com is really the pace to get them. They have a special going right now which I believe includes free shipping. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f3...nk-184703.html
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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I really don't order offline... personal issue. I already feel discouraged after getting the protein skimmer(Which I don't regret, this thing is AWESOME).

But I didn't know there were many kinds of Nassaruis. I hear there found around the world, so I guess I ain't that shocked...
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From Samoa to South Africa according to what I've read.
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Just there? Not world wide?
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That's what I read.
They are a member of the whelk family. Whelks are worldwide but my understanding is that nassarius are limited.
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