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PostSubject: Red Ramshorn eggs...   Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:56 am

Hi,

I have a few Red Ramshorn snails in my tank, only been in there a couple of days, but I didn't think they would get up to much as one of the fish pesters them.

Looking today I can see 3 blobs of eggs... They are on the side of the built-in filter... Will they be ok there or do I need to move them? This is the first time I've had snails alien ... how many babies will be in each 'sack'? confused
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ramshorn eggs...   Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:47 am

Hi Dano and welcome to the forum! Very Happy
Yes they sound like ramshorn eggs. You don't need to move them - in fact that would probably damage them. Leave them where they are and they should hatch in about a week or so. Egg sacks vary and can contain 10-100 eggs depending on the size of the ramshorn laying them. A small 1cm ram will probably lay a 5-6mm egg sack and this usually contains about 10-15 eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ramshorn eggs...   Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:00 am

Thanks for your response...
I've had a look at there must be 40+ babies in total (hard to tell properly tho)... I've got varied sized ramshorns, so I look forward to seeing what they produce!
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ramshorn eggs...   Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:47 am

I now have upwards of 8 egg sacks... anything I can do to stop them?

I also noticed in my "hospital tank" where I quarantined them for 2 weeks there were a load more egg sacks on the plants - I now have red cherry shrimp in there... will they eat the babies/eggs?

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PostSubject: Re: Red Ramshorn eggs...   Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:51 am

Sorry rams are one of the easiest species to breed, so you cant really stop them afro ...they obviously like the conditions you are providing for them in your tank.
As for shrimp eating eggs/snails, yes i have noticed that shrimp will eat baby snails.
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