Apr 30, 2010 - and now today when i look into my tank i can't find the baby (it was really little), so i'm wondering will my fish eat my baby snails
Many young snails might die within the first weeks of their existence, but those who survive grow quickly. At a size of 2.5 cm /1 inch (2-5 months) in case of and , they are able to reproduce and the next generation will appear if you don't remove their eggs in time. From the day they hatch, the young snails eat the same as their parents, so there is no need for special babysnail-food. Keep in mind, however, that it's often difficult for a young snail to obtain enough food in a completely clean tank. The long distances they need to walk in such case to reach the food could simply be too much. As a result of this, it's often easier to raise little apple snails in a tank with algae on the walls so the little snails have enough food (algae) without traveling all around. The young apple snails can stay in the same aquarium together with their parents without being eaten by them as long as there is enough food available. However, larger fish with preference for (little) snails can be a reason to keep the young ones in a separated aquarium until they have grown somewhat bigger. If one plans to transfer the little snail to a separate tank, be sure that their new environment is already a somewhat stable eco-system. In other words: put 1/3 water from a pond or another aquarium with 2/3 fresh water and let the new tank stand for 2-3 weeks with vegetation, without other inhabitants before adding little snails. Such approach certainly increases the success rate with raising young snails. And last, but not least: algae and debris might not be appealing to the human eye, however it's certainly appreciated by the little snails.
Would an old end of a baby fish net work to cover the bottom of the filter? It broke a few months back so we had to buy a new one. It is about 6inches wide and 4 inches long. It is meant for fry. We accidentally bought a pregnant molly last year and had to use it to remove the fry into another tank. The pet store who we were thinking will take the snails took the molly fry as well.
I found baby snails in my new fish tank
I found a baby snail in my fish tank the other day
Little critters, FW... 02/05/11 Good morning crew Hope you are all well. When feeding my fish and a general checking I noticed that the bog wood in my tank were covered with little white dots. Please pics attached. At first I thought they might be Neon Tetra eggs but then noticed that they were moving. This is a planted tank that is a 10 month mature with 7 Neon Tetras, 1 Panda Platy and 2 male Sunset Gouramis Colisa labiosa. I think they might be baby snails can you assist? Many thanks in advance
conditions. Cheers, Neale.>We had an orange molly fish that looked pregnant. However in the morning we found it dead in the corner of the tank. That night my husband looks at the tank and sees some small beige specks. Upon closer look he sees that one is moving. Calls me to come look and sure enough it is baby snails (we counted 13 total). now, I looked online and wonder if my molly ate one, became bloated by it and died.... we might never know its cause of death.Caring for baby snails is a relatively easy task. They feed off of algae in the tank, but also enjoy commercial food that contains shrimp. Cleaning your tank more often may be necessary since the baby snails produce a large amount of waste. Monitor the pH and ammonia levels in the tank with test strips weekly. The pH should be 7 or above and the ammonia at zero for raising snails. If other fish are in the tank, they may eat the baby snails. Moving them to a small aquarium by gently sucking them out with a turkey baster may increase their chances of survival when aggressive fish are an issue.i have a 38 gallon tank. my black molly and red platy gave birth on the same day. lots of baby fish. one day, a month ago, pest snails showed up out the blue. i’ve been researching how to get rid of them. i found out about the assassin snails and the skunk loach. they seem like the answer to my problem. will purchase very soon.