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Garrett11
09/30/2012, 03:21 PM
iv been noticing alot of very tiny baby hermit crabs and snails in my tank? can snails and hermit crabs reproduce in captivity?

Reef264
09/30/2012, 03:38 PM
The majority of Snails are Hermaphrodites, so a lot can.

-Ray

swcc
09/30/2012, 03:58 PM
yup.

ReachTheSky
09/30/2012, 04:03 PM
Yes they can.

A lot of the snails we keep will eggs all over the place. Some snail eggs require inter tidal or brackish conditions so their eggs never make it in a home aquarium. There are some that will make it but in most tanks, the eggs and babies are preyed upon by fish and other inverts. There are a few exceptions though and in these cases, they can hatch and grow. Enjoy them. :)

Timfish
09/30/2012, 04:48 PM
Yup, as well as clams. This juvinile showed up in the sump about 10 years after the parents came in on some liverock and several years since anything had been added to the tank.

MARINECRITTERS
09/30/2012, 04:51 PM
yes, I have mass amounts of animals reproducing in my tank, including sea slugs and snails.

Steve175
09/30/2012, 07:43 PM
Almost daily in my tank,

MHG
09/30/2012, 07:48 PM
I have hundreds of baby turbos in my tank...

larac
09/30/2012, 07:55 PM
Yes, and if you have acrylic you will become very aware of looking out for them. Get them under a mag or other scraper and you will want to shoot yourself.

Sethjamto
09/30/2012, 09:45 PM
I have baby snails smaller than the head of a pin on my glass lately too. Now I know why I heard that porn music the other night! Lol





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Garrett11
09/30/2012, 09:52 PM
haha alright thanks everyone i was just curious that's awesome though, u can never have to big a clean up crew

Garrett11
09/30/2012, 09:54 PM
Yup, as well as clams. This juvinile showed up in the sump about 10 years after the parents came in on some liverock and several years since anything had been added to the tank.
i was looking at your pic, i believe those are scallops not clams, still very cool i love scallops, great filter feeder, from what iv read it is impossible for clams to reproduce in captivity

GPB
10/01/2012, 07:21 AM
My Strombus snails are very prolific.