Eggs!


Snail eggs that is! Today I watched as the snail in the lower left of this picture laid row upon row of eggs near the top of the glass of my desk reef aquarium. We’ve had other snails and hermit crabs reproduce over the years. Life goes on!

Night 43째F, Day 55째F, Rain 1.5″

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4 Responses to Eggs!

  1. pablo says:

    Will those eggs be eaten before they can hatch?

  2. I hope they won’t get eaten. Sometimes that happens but the location of the eggs, high up on the glass, protects them from hermit crabs and the like. The only fish are a male black molly and three clown fish who don’t seem to pick things off the glass. So maybe they’ll make it. We’ve had other snail eggs hatch and as a result have a large number of small and medium sized snails. On the other hand, if some get eaten that feeds the reef community. Part of the natural cycle. Either way it is kinda cool!

    I have been working on designing a much larger tank which I hope to build in the core of our new earth sheltered house someday. There, with a much larger volume of water I would expect to see even more spawning events of more species.

  3. Lené Gary says:

    Took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about. Then I “wowed” over the eggs that look like a glass ladder.

  4. Lee says:

    Wonderful interview! I learn something new every time I read your articles. Thanks for your dedication.

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