Snorkelers. Place a bit of damp sponge or something like that inside, where it cannot touch the eggs, for humidity. I had fun doing it and it was quite an adventure, but I've gone another route in terms of what I breed. So... what do you think? I do wash their veggies very well, soaking them in a few quarts of water with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda added, which really helps clean off any residues. The male will hold the female and insert his penis sheathe into the shell of the female. They do great with other invertebrates and freshwater fish! Be informed about mating. This is where I’d see all the clutches, some a good three feet from the water’s surface. Some pellets or tabs get very soft and powdery once wet, and can sink rather quickly into the substrate, so it may be useful to use a large feeding dish or dishes if you feed dry food. They can be on the glass, on the substrate, right-side up, or upside-down, mystery snails are versatile. Though snails do not produce ammonia like fish do, the breakdown of their waste does result in ammonia. If the snail is not too sick, it will get better on its own. You’d want to push the GH up to at least 10 dGH, or at least 200 ppm. They use lungs when there is very little oxygen in the water and breathe air from above the surface, or they use gills and absorb it from the water and … Since mystery snail is always hidden inside its shell, noticing, diagnosing, and treating illnesses is nearly impossible. Japanese Trapdoor Snails should be stuck on hard surfaces or moving across the tank bottom. They can be on the glass, on the substrate, right-side up, or upside-down, mystery snails are versatile. The shell of this species can begin to wear down and develop pitting if they’re being housed in water that has a too low pH. But my favorited snail would have to be the rabbit snail, they are extremely adorable! I had no idea that there was so much to learn about them. Snails produce a vast amount of poop when well fed, along with the slime they secrete to lubricate their foot. If it smells rotten, it has passed and should be removed from the tank immediately. The minute they hit bottom, snails come ‘running’, from every corner to find them. I have always kept plenty of soft floating plants in their tank; small species of Salvinia, Giant duckweed, Azolla, Frogbit and bits of stem plants too small to plant. All you can do is keep the water clean with no ammonia, nitrites, or nitrates. Anywhere from 7.0 and up is tolerable. Play it safe, aim for a heater that puts out 5 watts per gallon. Cover it loosely, so there is no condensation inside. If you want to feed mostly dry foods, I’ve had the best success with foods that are high in some form of algae, like spirulina or seaweed. Nerite Snails. Pour your mix into the moulds and as soon as the blocks are firm, turn them out of the moulds to finish curing. Most snails are hermaphrodites meaning they have both male and female sex organs. You cannot breed nerite snails in fresh water to start off with. In the wild they feed on dead plants, algae, and other detritus. Or are the matings I’m seeing between a male and a female? Raising a few hundred snails for some money is one thing, for fun, it’s bit too much work :-). When the bath is done, back in the tank with the snail. Help/Advice. I start ramping up the feeding around March or so, and start cutting back in October, or when spawning slows noticeably. But again, with outstanding care, they can reach the ripe old age of 2. If the eggs do not have access to open-air, they will rot in the water and no longer be viable. The gender of your mystery snails should be vital to you if you wish to breed them because taking care of a mystery snail is not that easy. It might be related in some way to the melanin content of their bodies and if so, there may be some genetic factor involved. Snails can seem very stubborn about seeking a spawning site. Mystery snails A.K.A “Pomacea Diffusa” originate from the Amazon River, so they don’t mind a current, as long as it isn’t to strong.I put a Cuttle bone, usually used in bird cages but if you take off the metal attachment and put a rock (or one of your crushed coral bags) on the Cuttle bone so it sinks to the bottom of your tank it will be a good source of calcium for your snails. You can keep up to 2-3 mystery snails in a tank this size. They will get quite warm at first, which is to be expected. The last way to spot an unhealthy snail is by looking at its foot. Just different colors. Transfer to Hatching Spot. What is the difference between an apple snail and a mystery snail? Now, to tell the difference between a healthy and sick snail the only thing you can really do is take note of their behavior. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to There is also a noticeable difference in the texture of the dead tissue. Thank you. This is not your average snail! Many fish stores are willing to buy decent sized snails that are desirable colours, though most usually they pay by way of store credit. It’s just luck if you get a male and female from the store. If … If they are brown, yellow, or a combination of the two, they are probably apple snails. 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