I woke up today to find a little pile of eggs poking out from my snail home! I was thrilled, and after a bit of reading decided to carefully move them into their own tub with a bunch of extra substrate. My concern is this- a few days ago I made another post here concerned for the health of my snails. All but one have severe shell damage that seems to come from nowhere. There are no hard objects in their tank and I put in plenty of substrate. I rub calcium powder on nearly all of their meals, since they seemed completely uninterested in cuttlebone. Another user suggested this could be a result of inbreeding. I'm also a US user, so it's a little harder for me to get some supplies meant specifically for snails- I improvise with reptile or aquarium decor.
I'm thrilled my snails have laid eggs. I honestly hadn't expected it so soon! They're not even a year old. But I'm deeply concerned for their health and the health of the babies. I don't know if I have the heart to destroy the eggs though... this whole time I thought I could, but now that it's actually happened, I just don't think I can bring myself to do it! My snails, despite the shell damage, seem perfectly happy. They're active and eat well and I spray their home heavily three times a day. Even if they are inbred, which I can't know for certain, would the babies have the same quality of life? Or suffer even more? I'm in a bit of a pickle.