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Thread: Snail Eggs

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    My gold apple snail (I think that's what it is) keeps laying eggs on the glass just above the water line and on the edge of the hood. However, nothing seems to be happening with them. Does anyone know how long it takes for them to hatch? Do I need another snail? Or should I just remove them?

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    They will eventually hatch, and you will have hundreds...if that does not appeal to you, simply remove them and throw them away...you do not need another snail for the eggs to hatch, most snails are hermaphrodites, it only takes one to tango
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    Actually apple snails are NOT hermaphrodites, they need a male and a female. I have heard of females laying egg clutches that don't hatch when there isn't a male around.
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    Do wash your hands well after handling apple snail eggs. They're actually toxic enough that just about nothing eats them in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post
    Actually apple snails are NOT hermaphrodites, they need a male and a female. I have heard of females laying egg clutches that don't hatch when there isn't a male around.
    The OP is not certain that it is indeed an "apple" snail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    The OP is not certain that it is indeed an "apple" snail.
    Maybe not, but I don't know of any other common aquarium snail that lays its eggs above the water line like that.
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    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    So in order for them to hatch, I need a male? Is there a way to know the difference?

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    I don't know of any outward sexual differences in apple snail species, but it doesn't matter either way. single male=no babies.
    single female=no babies too. I've also had the experience that these snails lay unfertile eggs, kind of like a domesticated chicken.
    I had a spixi snail that would lay a ton of eggs that would just slowly rot away. I eventually learnt to promptly remove them.

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    Thank you all for your input and knowledge.

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    snail.jpg

    If I did this right, here's a picture of my snail. This is the egg-laying culprit.

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