LAKE CHARLES, La. Last month in “Aquarium Snails—A Blessing And a Curse,” I talked about the apple snail and other pond snails – obviously, these should also be avoided in the home aquarium. You want to get the fast drying kind since the shorter the time the snail is out of the water the better. The group of snails that are appearing with more and more regularity are the nerites. The brand I got has a set up time of 15 minutes with total dry time of 1 hour. The snails spend most of their time out of sight and under the water, but it's hard to miss the pink "bubble-gum" looking egg cases they lay at water's edge. You may try this, a very effective way to patch the shell is to use a fast drying Marine Epoxy. They often stick their eggs to exposed glass. I gave all but 2 babies away and one of the babies died after about 2 months (I moved and I think maybe the stress of it may have killed it?) Right now I have 3 snails and my betta in my 10 gallon. Apple snails use the siphon in a way that is reminiscent of a human swimmer using a snorkel, except that the apple snail's siphon can be retracted completely, or extended to various lengths as needed. yes, snails do come out of their shells just go to the petstore, and look at the snail tank, you should see lot's of empty shells and i was at this website about snails, and this "snail expert" said that the only way to tell if your snail is male or female is to take it out of the tank and put it on it's back, and wait for it to come out I believe this is your snails 'Snorkel'. (many also call it, the syphon) They tend to use this I understand to get air at the top of a tank, sometimes they do also extend this from well below the water line, but more commonly you will see this when they are near the surface. Florida is home to several species of Pomacea apple snails including one native species, the Florida apple snail, and four exotics native to South America. The four exotic, nonindigenous Pomacea apple snail species are the island apple snail, channeled apple snail, spike-topped apple snail, and the titan apple snail. Apple Snail Care and Information - How to Keep Mystery Snails - Golden Apple Snail What do water snail eggs look like? Different species of snails have different types of eggs. Ive tested the water with an API ammonia test kit and the water is pretty much always okay. The most recognisable eggs are laid by Apple snails and Mystery snails. The snails are unable to create a strong shell in such cases and become vulnerable to shell damage, especially when the protecting outer layer has vanished with age (common in older snails of some species). Parent snails died shortly after the babies hatched. In practice this means water with a low pH (below 6.5) and low in calcium content. (KPLC) - Apple snails - a non-native, invasive species of snail brought to the United States by pet trade - have been found in 29 … These snails lay large clumps of eggs above the water level, so out of the water! For these freshwater snails, the siphon is an anti-predator adaptation.