Yesterday morning I found the snail egg cluster just above the waterline on the inside of the fish tank.
In the past, my Mystery Snails have all left the tank to lay eggs. But this time, I’m happy to say, Pearl, kept them and herself inside the tank.
The eggs were already dried out when I found them. Conditions for Mystery Snail eggs have to be just right. They need a certain amount of heat and moisture for them to hatch.
I’m not even sure if they were fertilized. I’ve read that you can eventually see a small dark spot on the eggs if they are. I do have two Mystery Snails right now and Pearl for certain is female, but I’m not sure if the other snail, Blue, is a male or female.
When Mystery Snails do hatch they have lots of babies. And we really don’t need a ton of baby snails in the tank. So even if the eggs didn’t dry up, I would have removed them.
But it was still exciting to see the eggs, which I’ve never seen in our tank before.