Turbo Snail Orgasm

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    sen5241b

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    I left the flow off for like 2 maybe 3 hours and came back, corals, fish and temperature look okay but the Turbos all crawled to the surface. One of them --like clock work-- every minute makes a sudden movement and then shoots quite a big spurt of milky-white fluid. His muscle grip on the glass looks like it is getting weaker and weaker. What's up with him?
     
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    He/she is mating
     
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    R U sure? The whole tank is looking a little milky? Anyone actually seen this before?
     
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    Ummmm,I think you already figured that out.
     
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    The real problem is I'm too inebriated to do some kind of emergency water change.
     
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    I really don't think you should have to.Maybe the calm water made them think it was spawning season.What better time to fertilize eggs is when the water was calm.
     
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    LOL I dunno but if we can look back a few years I posted a question very similar to yours. The answer was that snail has a little bow chicka wow wow goin on. You will most likely skim or filter out all the babies though.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    +1 Va.
    My snails will do that everytime I cut the flow off in the tank.
    I've also noticed that when the snails start that,every coral in the tank throws their feeder tentacles out.So I figure its free coral food.
     
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    That's cool... Imma go shut off my pumps and feed my corals :)
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    Snail porn.
     
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    In your condition are you sure it's the snails that are causing the milky discharge? :shock: :mrgreen:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Ummm eeeeew. Save that sort of stuff for the shower, not the tank.
     
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    +1 Biff

    (forgot to say that!)
     
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    Like this I'm guessing:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf3H-ytIFPM]YouTube - Orange Turbo Snails Spawning[/ame]
     
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    Hmm looks like they are smoking must be done.
     
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    I have never seen my snails "smoke" :(
     
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    i get snail orgies in my tank quite often. One time i wish i didnt lend my brother my cam, it was 6 snails all hanging down one after the other some of them releasing the white smoke. The top snail sure wasnt having a good time i would assume. :sfish:

    I think you;re fine with the cloudy water.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    They're obviously done mating...That snail is definitely smoking a cigarette.
     
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    It surprised me how much discharge there was --it went on for quite some time. Eventually the snails all crawled on the one who was discharging.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I knew a girl like that once! :bounce:

    But on a serious note, I observed some smoke coming out of my rocks one day, thought to myself, what is burning in my tank. It never dawned on me that there could have been a snail down inside them having a "release".
     
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