Tiny Snails In Fish Tank – The Snail HitchHiker

tiny snails in fish tank

One of the more common questions people ask when they discover tiny snails in their fish tank is “Where did these tiny snails come from?” The answer to this question starts with a little exploration into what these tiny creatures are and how they came to be. Many people that own fish tanks also have … Read more

Apple snail eggs, facts, and food

apple snail eggs

Apple snails make great and easy animals to care for. They live peacefully with most varieties of fish, they have no temperament and are completely passive, They help with algae cleanup and overall are very common to have. However, they aren’t perfect and have a few downsides you will need to know about. If your … Read more

Mystery Snails: Do They Need a Heater?

do mystery snails need a heater

Some people are convinced that they need a heater for their mystery snails. In this article, we will discuss whether or not you need to provide a heater for your mystery snails and the benefits of getting one if you do decide to get it. Do mystery snails need a heater? This is actually a … Read more

Ramshorn Snail Eggs: Things You Need To Know

Ramshorn Snail Eggs

Ramshorn snails are a type of freshwater snail that lays eggs in clusters. These eggs have a slimy coating and can be either white or light yellow depending on the species, but they all look alike. Ramhorns are most often brought up as feeder snail for other fish and snails (such as the assassin snail). … Read more

Assassin Snails: What Do They Eat Exactly?

what do assassin snails eat

Assassin snails are a type of freshwater snail that feeds on other aquatic creatures. They get their name from how they hunt for prey – by using the venom in their saliva to paralyze it. The assassin snail then uses its rasp-like tongue to scrape off the soft tissues and consume what is left. So, … Read more

Can Mystery Snails Eat Lettuce?

Can Mystery Snails Eat Lettuce?

Mystery snails can’t survive off random tank algae and leftover fish food forever. Although it’s the main part of their diet, These snails also require supplemental feeding of calcium-rich foods alongside such things as algae tablets. The variety of foods is also an important factor in keeping your snail happy and healthy, and lettuce is … Read more

How to Tell if Mystery Snail Eggs Are Fertile

How to Tell if Mystery Snail Eggs Are Fertile

Mystery snails are able to produce and lay infertile clutches of eggs if they haven’t mated. What makes this entire process more complicating is a snail may mate, and then only lay the eggs far into the future. Unlike many other snail species, a mystery snail can not reproduce asexually. So it’s always a guessing … Read more

Can Mystery Snails Eat Peas?

Can Mystery Snails Eat Peas

Frozen peas are a hit and miss when it comes to satiating the appetites of mystery snails. Some snails will love them, some will not even touch them. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a species thing or just an individual snail thing. Someone should look into that. Either way, the peas themselves are pretty … Read more

Can Mystery Snails Eat Broccoli?

Can Mystery Snails Eat Broccoli?

Mystery snails absolutely adore broccoli! There is a whopping 22 grams of calcium per 100g serving so it’s an excellent treat to give your snails. Unlike many other vegetables, Broccoli is fairly soft and easy for your snails too much on. So there is no need to balance beforehand. If you prefer to blanch your … Read more

Can Mystery Snails Eat Celery?

Can Mystery Snails Eat Celery?

Celery is something a mystery snail will happily chow down on without much problem. Although it’s not necessarily a good snack for them. As far as nutritional value is concerned, your snail may as well be eating shoe leather. Celery has almost nothing in it. It’s also especially low on calcium. Your mystery snail requires … Read more