mike5058 mike5058
  • Quite a regular
  • Quite a regular
  • Joined: 21/5/2008 14:23
  • From Hampshire
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 41
  • Posted on: 30/5/2008 20:58
do marine snails breed #1
Hi
I remember when i had a tropical tank the snails used to breed like made, Do marine snails breed in a tank and how long do they live?
cmw328i cmw328i
  • Marine Adviser
  • Marine  Adviser
  • Joined: 10/4/2007 18:15
  • From Bedfordshire
  • Group: Registered Users
  • Posts: 1242
  • Posted on: 30/5/2008 22:05
Re: do marine snails breed #2
lifespan depends on the snail. many marine snails do breed but often their eggs are eaten by things in the tank before they hatch
Safety tip 1: Water + Electricty = ZAP
Leggy Leggy
  • Marine Adviser
  • Marine  Adviser
  • Joined: 19/6/2007 21:39
  • From Surrey
  • Group: Registered Users
  • Posts: 523
  • Posted on: 20/2/2010 3:41
Re: do marine snails breed #3
Most if not all marine snails avalible are very difficult to breed as they need to go into the Plankton stage of life so are normally eaten within the tank before they can settle down and transform into snails.
The only snail that I know of at the moment that does not require this plankton stage so can be easily bred in a tank and is a Fantastic addition to anyones marine system..is the Dove snail. They produce little egg sacks that contain 2-8 eggs inside....looks like a mini petri dish......which later hatch into tiny snails.