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    Default White soft tylomelania ball

    Yesterday, I saw in my Orange Tylo Poso tank a small white ball, about 8 - 10mm in diameter laying on the gravel. It was soft, kind of jelly like. I thought it was a Tylomelania egg… today there is no soft white ball in the tank and I could not find any baby snail either. Any guesses what the jelly like ball might have been??

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    i think it was giving birth its proberly dug itself down in your gravel just wait a couple of days and u see otherwise look on youtube how they give birth maybe u can compare the video whit your experience

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    Thanks for your reply monjak2444.

    Its been a few days know and still haven’t seen any baby tylo… is it possible that this soft white ball was not an egg?

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    hmm how big is your snails and what temperature do you keep them at ,and do you have other snails in your tank

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    There are 5 snails at adult size... about 8 cm, I have 2 babies from them born this year that are growing well.

    Water tempetature is at 27 to 28 C. Other snails in the tank are Malaysian trumpet snails and Ramshorns which I remove when I see them. I also have some red cherry shrimp with them.

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    Fairly sure, my dear friend, that it was an egg. May I know the pH of your tank? I've experienced egg-laying births before, but always they were triggered by huge changes in pH or composition or hardness/softness of the water. Also, I've had births where the baby tylo unfortunately didn't make it These days I make sure to keep my breeding tylo in pH 8 water. My pH was 6 for that particular tank where the baby tylo did not make it. Tylos can be acclimatised to well-matured tanks at pH 6, but apparently its not the case for baby tylos as I have an empty baby shell from that incident.

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    My pH is around 7.7 Thanks for the reply!

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    Haha welcome! give it some time, hopefully it was a successful birth!

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    Yesterday evening I found one more jelly like ball. It was attached to a pebble on the substrate. I picked up the pebble with the jelly ball and isolated it in a guppy breeder box placed in the original tank. This morning… nothing had happened. This afternoon… nothing had happened. Thus I took matters in my own hands and discovered that there was nothing in the jelly ball!!! My best guess is that it was an unfertilized egg.

    P.s. can a moderator please move this thread to the correct category. Thank you.

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    Hello

    Was the white jelly ball opened or not? Perhaps the baby was already out?

    PS: Your PM box is full, I can't reply to your message.

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