Baby Mystery Snails... Can they get enough oxygen?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Aliceisalive, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Aliceisalive

    AliceisaliveNew MemberMember

    Snail savvy peeps I have a question!
    Two of my Mystery Snail clutches have hatched, the new babies are in the tank with other adult Mystery Snails.

    My question is this: Adults go to the surface for air through their siphon...

    How do baby Mystery Snails Breathe? I haven't seen any make the (long) trekk up the side of the tank to the surface for air. Do they have some sort of gills or do they get oxygen from the water? Should I turn up my airstone?

    They are so cute! <3 I just want to make sure they are getting oxygen :)
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Mine were climbing the sides of the tank to get to the surface. I wouldn't worry about them! They'll figure it out :)
  3. Pringlethesnail

    PringlethesnailWell Known MemberMember

    They're fine! They will make the journey if they need too!
  4. OP

    AliceisaliveNew MemberMember

    Ok! I was just worried... some are five days since hatched, some are 9 days since hatched. I've seen them go halfway up the tank and give up and turn around, but who knows what they do at night :p

    Thanks guys!

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