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    Came home from shopping today to see our apple snail on top of the mystery snail. It appears that the mystery snail has alot of algae on his shell so the apple snail was getting a free meal.
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    I just took a bunch more pictures as they are still doing it. I will choose the best, one without the flash

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    This isn't some sort of crossbreeding ritual...lol, i noticed the Mystery Snail on a mts earlier, we moved the mystery snail into our community last night from our breeder/ quarentine.

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    They are definitely having sex. Apple snails and mystery snails is the same thing, just different names.

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    How many eggs do they usually lay? I've never seen that before, it was funny to watch, but its also the first time we had 2 snails together other then mts. Guess i'll start watching the surface for eggs.

    I just looked and they are still attached. Its now been around 4 or 5 hours. Wow...lol

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    They can stick together for up to a day, and they can mate repeatedly pretty much every day or a few times a week.

    It can be anywhere from 1 week to a few months before she lays the eggs, but feeding with heaps of fresh vegetables might inspire her to lay them sooner rather than later. She will lay between 200-600 in one clutch, and can lay a clutch about once or twice a week when she gets in the mood.

    Just be aware that repeated mating and egg laying will shorten their life spans.

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    I'll seperate them, wow, that many eggs, we have enough tanks to keep these 2 seperate. I'll put them in a breeder and sell them if the lfs will buy them. Talk about over populating. I wonder whos the female? I would have never put them together if i new they could mate...lol, can't change it now, shes gonna lay soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by labnjab
    I'll seperate them, wow, that many eggs, we have enough tanks to keep these 2 seperate. I'll put them in a breeder and sell them if the lfs will buy them. Talk about over populating. I wonder whos the female? I would have never put them together if i new they could mate...lol, can't change it now, shes gonna lay soon
    Mystery snails are worse than rabbits...lol
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