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PostSubject: Babies at last!   Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:10 am

Thanks for the replies, I waited until the eggs were about 12 days old and gently poked the outside with a damp cocktail stick, the ones on the outside were dried up and empty but when the casing came away from the tank there was lost of little snails in the middle! I spent an hour picking them out last night and there is about 30 babies. I put them into a floating fish breeder to stop the fish eating them. It has two levels and some of the snails have fallen through the grid and into the bottom section. Will they be safe in there or do they need to get to the top for air like the adults?

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PostSubject: Re: Babies at last!   Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:15 pm

Congrats on the babies! Very Happy

They do need air like the adults, but they should be able to get to the air in a floating breeder, so you should be OK Smile.

Be sure to count them though, as they are more than capable of getting out of the breeder if they are looking for food.
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PostSubject: Re: Babies at last!   Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:14 pm

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It has two levels and some of the snails have fallen through the grid and into the bottom section.

You should be able to remove the grid - most breeding traps have this facility. That was they will be able to fill their little lungs up with air. cyclops

I would remove the baby snails from the breeding trap if you have space in another tank as they never seem to fair well in them...the water flow is usually particularly poor and this causes localised ammonia build up once you start feeding them in there. If you dont have the space then i would add an airstone to trap if you can - on a light flow.
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