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Mystery Snail Gestation Period?

I got five mystery snails about a month ago (three golden, one ivory, one black). Over the last couple of weeks, one of the goldens, who has revealed himself to be a male, has been...spreading the love to the other mystery snails. How long does it usually take to go from mating to egg-laying?

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Re: Mystery Snail Gestation Period?

How to take care of apple snails: food, housing and breeding.
According to this website, a female can lay a clutch of eggs once every 4 - 7 days for a few weeks after mating, but it also mentions that the snails can store sperm for months before laying the eggs. I'd check out the link.

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Re: Mystery Snail Gestation Period?

With that many females, best be setting up a few more tanks to put the babies in. That many snails with babies can turn a tank sour real fast.

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Re: Mystery Snail Gestation Period?

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How to take care of apple snails: food, housing and breeding.
According to this website, a female can lay a clutch of eggs once every 4 - 7 days for a few weeks after mating, but it also mentions that the snails can store sperm for months before laying the eggs. I'd check out the link.
That site's one of my main applesnail references, but until now, I'd never been certain how long they were saying the gestation period was. I guess they're all just waiting for the moon to be in the right phase; none of them have laid yet.

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European weather loaches.
Malaysian trumpet snails.
Physella acuta bladder snails.
Brown Ramshorn Snails.
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With that many females, best be setting up a few more tanks to put the babies in. That many snails with babies can turn a tank sour real fast.
Hm...I hadn't really thought that far ahead yet, but it's a very good point. I don't really have the resources to set up more tanks. Do you think I might be able to use a jar or something like that?

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Aqueon QuietFlow 50 cartridge filter.
Apple snails (Pomacea diffusa).
Ghost shrimp.
European weather loaches.
Malaysian trumpet snails.
Physella acuta bladder snails.
Brown Ramshorn Snails.
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10 gallon freshwater tank.
Marina S15 cartridge filter.
Apple snails (Pomacea diffusa)
Malaysian trumpet snails (Melanoides tuberculata).
Physella acuta bladder snails.
Brown Ramshorn snails.
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