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Cerith snails reproducing

Postby krayzie » Sun 25 Feb, 2007 2:08 am

Hey Gang!

i was just wondering... i have 30 Cerith snails and i was wondering... how can i encourage them to reproduce?

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Postby Butters » Sun 25 Feb, 2007 11:16 am

Not exactly sure how to encourage them to reproduce.

In all of the aquariums I have them in they have reproduced without the need of anything special.

Where did you get them from and what makes you think they are Ceriths first?

What other inhabitants are in the tank?

What other snails, errant invertebrates are in the tank?

It could be that yours are already breeding but there may be a predator that eats the small ones in the tank.

Any wrasse at all or fish that pick through the rocks?


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Postby krayzie » Mon 26 Feb, 2007 12:48 pm

well i got them in a GB.
only other inhabitants are cbs, pair clowns and a chromis

the only dodgy things that could be in the tank would be crabs

pretty sure they are Cerith snails as i have searched for them on the net what they do and a visual description of them too
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Postby dejavu » Mon 26 Feb, 2007 1:00 pm

Good supply of food usually encourages reproduction.
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Postby krayzie » Tue 27 Feb, 2007 9:33 am

there is a alot of of algae on 2 sides of the tank...

they have done a great job on my sand bed ;)

so i guess its just a waiting game? and a little bit of hope?
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Postby Butters » Tue 27 Feb, 2007 9:39 pm

As Louis said if there is sufficient food they will almost certainly breed. If there is something eating the little ones though you won't see any.

I have them breeding in a few tanks.

In the tanks with predators I see big ones but only see really small ones after lights out (and then not many)

In the tanks with no real predators there can be hundreds in a range of sizes on the glass at any time of the day or night.

Mine came from WA too (Oceanarium to be exact) so are probably the same as yours Krayzie.

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Postby krayzie » Wed 28 Feb, 2007 10:55 am

hey butters ... yes they did come from WA..

the only known predators are the damn small crabs that are almost impossible to remove :(

sufficient food meaning algae? or left over food?
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Postby Finno » Wed 28 Feb, 2007 11:01 am

Snail pr0n
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Postby Butters » Wed 28 Feb, 2007 12:22 pm

They are herbivores so Algae.
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Postby Hebbs » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 12:52 am

Mood lighting, a little wine, perhaps a Barry White soundtrack?

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Postby krayzie » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 9:22 am

lol.. no seriously.. how!
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Postby Tuskfish » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 9:48 am

Finno wrote:Snail pr0n

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