How long does it take for water snails to hatch? :)

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  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    ?
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on what kind they are, but usually 2 to 3 weeks
     
  3. catahouladog

    catahouladog Out Of The Brooder

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    Be careful.... I had apple snails before. I allowed the egg cluster to hatch...it was fun at the beginning and the baby snails are so cute. After awhile when they started to grow bigger the water changing got more often...and I couldn't keep up. I gave over a hundred young snails away and still have many left. The tank eventually became so hard to clean, the snails would slowly died. Meanwhile, more eggs were lay but I just toss them.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    My snails havelayed 123 batches :(
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    but my fish will eat most baby snails
     
  6. catahouladog

    catahouladog Out Of The Brooder

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    The fish will definitely help but may not eat them fast enough. The snails will get water really dirty. 123 batches??? Each batch can have hundreds of snails. Although they may not all hatched but I'd get of most.... Good Luck and keep us posted!
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    well im gonna keep 1 batch alive because i have people who want them the rest can live it rough after that
     
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wild pond snails usually only take a week or so.
     
  9. catahouladog

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    Any updates on your snails?
     
  10. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    yepp, all but one batch of snails have hatched so far, i cant see any babys any more so wether they are dead or alive its unknown
     

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