trocus snails breeding

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by andyman, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. andyman

    andyman Guest

    This has happened before and I never really noticed it but I just had a spawn event happening yesterday. Its pretty cool. You can see all the snails bunch up together near the surface of the tank along the perimeter of the tank.. There were 3 groups of them. The all of a sudden milky sperm like liquid comes out of each snail. This lasted for 30 - 40 minutes and everyone went back down and started spreading out. Its pretty cool.

    So todays date is 9/3/09. I'll update if I see any surviving baby snails. The last time this happened I had a lot of baby snails in the filter sock (I need to change them more frequently!).
  2. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Congrats, I have nassarius snails that lay eggs all the time, the babies live on the macro algae I have growing on some rock. I also have Stomatella that reproduce alot.
  3. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Would be cool if you could take pictures! :)
  4. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    I can use some trocus snails. I'll buy them from you.
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Jim (Bookfish) has given hundreds out free (@ BAYMAC last Nov). Might want to contact him and see if he has some right now.
  6. andyman

    andyman Guest

    I'll see if I can convert some videos to pictures and post it this weekend. Its pretty amazing. I thought something had died initially because the tank was really cloudy.
  7. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    I had the same thing happen about 2 months ago. At first I couldn't figure out want was going on but they were literally all going at once. Maybe a week or two later I noticed a bunch of small ones crusing around the tank mostly in the evening hours.

    Pretty cool but man did my tank get cloudy for a while.
  8. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I regularly have tons, I can give you a handful at some point too
  9. andyman

    andyman Guest

    Just an update. 4 days ago 10/25/2009 I am seeing a LOT of baby trocus in the filter bag. So about 2 months roughly to go from eggs and larvae to actual snails with a shell. I am talking a ton of tiny babies. I thought about removing them and putting them in the tank BUT i also notice there are NO babies i the tank. This tells me something is eating them in the main tank. They are also thriving in the filter sock feeding on waste and left over food. So no sense removing the filter bag for now.

    TO add more to this, the little larvae's and trocus snails survived 3 rounds of intercepter treatment and a LOT of water changes.. So I'm very happy to see this. ANyway for everyone else, if you see milky substance from your snails, start looking for babies in the refuge in 2 months.

  10. kvosstra

    kvosstra Guest

    Cool Andy - that's pretty neat!
  11. tonggao

    tonggao Guest

    Does anyone know how to get them to sperm? I have many trocus in my tanks, but they never spermed :(.
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Barry White!
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    I find them in my skimmer too.
  14. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I have baby ceriths hitchhiking on the astrea snails.
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    introduce some nudis into the tank.
  16. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    sometimes a larger ALK shift will induce spawning.
  17. bookfish

    bookfish Guest


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