Mystery snails have quickly become a favorite snail in freshwater aquariums. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also extremely peaceful and easy to care for. They are unique because unlike most snails, their gender is easily identifiable. The female mystery snail has a longer ovipositor (genital opening) than the male and you can see it when the snail is out of its shell moving around. Unfortunately, many people buy both a male and a female thinking that they need both sexes to breed when actually you only need one female to breed with several males. If this happens, there is no way to tell the eggs apart from each other or know how many eggs were laid by how many females unless you’re monitoring them closely after egg laying occurs. To prevent this from happening, separate your snails by sex immediately upon arrival if you purchase them online or at your local pet store.
Make sure your ph is above 6.5 and the temperature is between 74-82.
There are a few things you can do to ensure that the eggs hatch. First, make sure your pH level is between 6.5 and 7.5. The optimal breeding conditions for Mystery Snails are 74-82 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s important that these conditions are maintained in order to maximize the chances of hatching success. If your ph is too low or high, or if the temperature falls outside of these ranges, then there will be little hope for your Mystery Snail babies to survive!
Mystery snails eggs hatch within 2-3 weeks at the temperatures mentioned above.
Mystery snails eggs will hatch within 2-3 weeks at the temperatures mentioned above. You can expect the snaillets to be 1/2 inch long and as thin as a piece of paper when they emerge from their eggs. The snaillets will also have no eyes, but they will still have a stomach and guts that need feeding right away! After they’re born, they’ll grow rapidly so make sure you provide them with plenty of food in the form of algae wafers or shrimp pellets.
The temperature plays a huge role in hatching rates, be sure it is right around 80.
The temperature at which you keep your snail eggs is key to hatching rates (and also egg survival rates, as we’ll discuss later). The ideal temperature range for your eggs is between 74 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. In this range, most of the hatchlings will be able to breathe with no problem. If you go too low or high, things get dicey: outside of that range can cause death due to lack of oxygen or suffocation by excessive heat.
If you have a male and female mystery snail, there is a good chance they will mate, so keep them separate to prevent pregnancy and egg laying.
Mystery snails are fairly common and easy to find in pet stores. They are usually kept together in tanks, but if you’re trying to breed them, it’s important for you to separate your male and female mystery snails so they don’t mate. If you do have a male and female mystery snail that have mated, there is a good chance they will lay eggs within the next few weeks. You’ll know this has happened when tiny white or brown round jelly-like balls appear on your aquarium or terrarium floor or substrate (if you use sand).
If you want to keep both mystery snails together but will not be breeding them, make sure there are plenty of hiding places for the female. Females love hiding under rocks and other objects while males prefer open areas where they can dig tunnels throughout their habitat.
Put your eggs in a tank with high humidity but still good ventilation so that they don’t become water logged and die.
- Put your eggs in a tank with high humidity but still good ventilation so that they don’t become water logged and die.
- Don’t put them in a tank with no ventilation and high humidity, or low humidity and no ventilation.
The eggs need to get oxygen from the air, so make sure your egg clutch can breathe. If there are soggy or stuck together eggs, separate them using tweezers to give them more space and increase their chances of survival.
It is not uncommon for snail eggs to be tightly packed together and need to be separated. To separate snail eggs, use tweezers or a toothpick. If you don’t have tweezers, try using a pin (make sure it’s not sharp enough to pierce the shell) or needle-nosed pliers. The goal is to separate the eggs without damaging them in any way that may hinder their ability to hatch successfully.
Mystery snail eggs will only hatch in fresh water, never brackish or salt water regardless of what species of snail you are trying to breed.
Mystery snail eggs will only hatch in fresh water, never brackish or salt water regardless of what species of snail you are trying to breed. If you are trying to breed mystery snails, you need to keep the eggs in fresh water. You can use a small container of water to hold the eggs (such as a jelly jar).
Sometimes there may be no sign of life for weeks, but then all of a sudden little snails start poking through the air hole at the top of the egg. Just be patient if this happens.
I’ve seen eggs that remain dormant for weeks, and then suddenly hatch all at once. This can be normal from time to time. The warmer the temperature, the faster snail eggs will hatch, but don’t worry if your snail doesn’t seem to be hatching. Keep checking on it every day or two, and soon enough your snail will emerge!
If you see no sign of life for weeks, try shaking the egg or putting it in a different environment (like putting it in a bigger tank with more water). If this doesn’t work, try putting your snail egg in a different tank altogether.
Some mystery snail eggs will hatch and others will not, it is all the luck of the draw. If you have followed all of these steps then your eggs should have a high hatching rate.