I haven’t been as diligent of ridding my snail bowl of eggs as I’d thought. Today I saw the baby snail as small as a grain of sand, making its way up the quartz rock in the tank.
Not even the size of the head of a pin, more the size of the pin point. Then I saw another and another.
It was time to clean the tank anyway, so I put the original three snails in a container and one of the bigger baby snails with them. Then I scrubbed the rock, the plants and the gravel.
I found two oval gelatinous masses of snail eggs. I scraped them off the rock and plants. The were less than 1/8th inch long. I put them on the side of a glass and took some pictures.
I was amazed at what I saw. If you look closely you can see the beginnings of the spiral of the snail shell. Almost 30 of them.
I’m looking forward to watching the baby snails grow. But I don’t want to have more than three in the small bowl. I don’t want to be overrun with ramshorn snails.
So I’ll keep scraping the eggs off the leaves and rock and side of the bowl. And probably clean out the bowl a bit more often.