If you want to breed mystery snails, you’ll need to make sure they have an aquatic environment that encourages them to do that. All you can do is keep the water clean with no ammonia, nitrites, or nitrates. A regulated pH range for most fish is 6.5 to 8.5, but these numbers can vary for different species. To keep your mystery snail fat and happy, you can feed them a few things: Mystery snails should be fed 2-3 times a week. Looking into starting a breeding colony for snails. They can be fed all of the things that you feed your adults. Old time aquarists recommend soaking aquarium plants in a solution of 2-3 teaspoons of alum dissolved in a quart of water. If you do intend to keep snails in your aquarium it must be remembered that they should never be kept with aggressive tank mates and certainly never kept with fish species renowned for making a meal of them such as the Botia species. Having the right food, water conditions, and habitat can set you up with an almost maintenance free addition to your aquarium. You should examine, wash, and quarantine all objects and other snails before adding them to your tank. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/c\/cf\/Set-Up-a-Natural-Environment-for-Pet-Snails-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Set-Up-a-Natural-Environment-for-Pet-Snails-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/c\/cf\/Set-Up-a-Natural-Environment-for-Pet-Snails-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid6332415-v4-728px-Set-Up-a-Natural-Environment-for-Pet-Snails-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

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