nerite snails

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    put a new cuc in my 45 yesterday got it from ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae, well anyway consisted of all snails.. The nerite quickly laid a ton of eggs around the tank.. my question is what do you think the chances are of survival, I was thinking pretty good, only three small hermits a peppermint shrimp and a clown goby in there..
     
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    i dont know if its really eggs,i got some nerites as well from the same place mine put little white spots on the rocks nothing ever hatched
     
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    They are eggs, unfortunately unlike other snails that we keep, nerites don't (or can't) fertilize the eggs in our tanks. The last article I had read on them said there were no documented cases of nerites successfully breeding in captivity.
     
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    yeah that figures get a tank with no real predators and still cant get any free ..:grumble:
     
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    I had good luck with ceriths reproducing before I added any fish in my tank.
     
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    he set up a package for me with about 45 dwarf ceriths got about 60 hoping they might... had copepods develop in the tank so I guess got something free.. lol not to mention some nice green algae..
     
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    I came back from vacation and my nassarius snails had a ton of babies! I have at least 8 new tiny ones all over they are so cute.
     
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    IF I remember right.Nerites are actually a brackish water snail.They can live fine in a saltwater tank.They'll go through the breeding process in saltwater,but the eggs want hatch.They got to be laid in freshwater for that.
     
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    My astrea snails breed on a regular basis, nothing from my cerith or nassarius though.
     
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