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So I had noticed that I disconnected my return pump for quite a few hours and thought that I might have jacked up the system a bit since my heater is in the sump and the temp of the tank would be a bit low. Once I plugged it back in and saw the temp was only 74 degrees I didn't worry to much.

About 10 minutes went by and I was on the phone with a friend and noticed that my tank was completely milky white. I couldn't see from one end to the other so I went into panic mode and started mixing saltwater and got the towels ready to do a quick water change.

Then I passed by the tank and noticed my trocheus snails doing this. Once I saw what was going on then I laughed for a bit and thought....ewwww snail sperm :p:p:p

It's amazing that all 10 of my snails were all doing this at the same time and could cloud up the tank that much!!!

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horny snails!

wow haha. I guess you just figured out how to breed these suckers. Drop the temperature temporarily!
 

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That's interesting!
 

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i have only one that does that, and they expelled so much of it!!! super gross

:eek:

I would have freaked out big time too!
 

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Yeah I might try this in a 20g that I have to see if I could actually breed them. I mean if I can get 200 of them and hand them out why not!!

Here's a pic of the side of the tank when the snail orgy was goin down!!

 

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Yeah I might try this in a 20g that I have to see if I could actually breed them. I mean if I can get 200 of them and hand them out why not!!

Here's a pic of the side of the tank when the snail orgy was goin down!!

your water is extra salty now dave! haha :D
 

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:)

That's awesome.
 

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Question!

Hey do snails release sperm if there are no females or only if female snails are present? I got a bunch of snails but they are each two of a kind only (the burrowing type and the big round ones). this morning I find my nano is all a white cloudy mess. lol. did the males do this knowing there's a female snail or were they just hoping? LMAO!
 

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I have yet to see any babies though. It seems strange that it's been probably a couple of weeks and nothing?? I assume most of them were eaten up by some type of other creature but I would think I would see atleast a few by now.

Oh well, I'm going to turn the lights down low and turn on some Marvin Gaye tonight for them
 

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at it again!

OMG... my snails are super horny! my 10G NANO IS ALL CLOUDY AGAIN! lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

are they masterbating or do they know if there's a female there? can anyone answer that? thanks!
 

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OMG... my snails are super horny! my 10G NANO IS ALL CLOUDY AGAIN! lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

are they masterbating or do they know if there's a female there? can anyone answer that? thanks!
I think it's been said above, but I'll respond to this - spawning can be triggered by sudden changes in temperature, lighting, or water conditions.
 
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