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    breeding Mexican turbo snails

    so about 2 weeks ago I noticed a baby snail in my 72 gallon reef tank. I think it was a tiny Mexican turbo snail but sadly I found an empty shell a few day ago. Today I found another tiny Mexican turbo snail on the front of the glass and what I suspect is an egg cluster. My question is what can I do to keep them alive?I have an arrow crab and an emerald crab could they be eating the babies? Should I put the babies as I see them in my new 35? It's cycled and only has a bristleworm hitchhiker so far.

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    You may want to check out Project Dibs for more info on breeding Marine Invertabrites. Its a whole site dedicated to the topic.

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    It is unlikely that your turbos have made babise. I am going to guess that what you are seeing is colinista snails. They are totally reef safe.
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    on a related topic, all of my turbos have been climbing on eachothers backs, and reliesing a white smoke lookin substance. any idea what this might be? they will spot another one about a foot away, race faster then i have ever seen a snail go, then climb up there and reliese. its funny to watch!
    we are all on the long road to our dream tanks, im going slow and enjoying the journey!

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    They're spawning. Very cool, but as Carmie said, they don't really "breed" in that they don't survive in our tanks.
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    ok. is it the time of the year? or the "just right" conditions?
    we are all on the long road to our dream tanks, im going slow and enjoying the journey!

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    Were you playing any Barry White at the time?

    It's more due to conditions I believe.
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    only low, but i think it may be the candle light that did it! lol, just kidding! is it good conditions that cause the breeding, or really bad conditions like fresh water snails?
    we are all on the long road to our dream tanks, im going slow and enjoying the journey!

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    Sometimes a change such as a significant drop in temp will trigger spawning. They frequently spawn as a group. Here is information about the Collonista sp. (Easy) - Project DIBS Forums I mentioned earlier. Project DIBS is a great resource for information on breeding invertebrates.
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