Mystery snail eggs won't hatch - So disappointed

Ssnaaiil

Why win’s my mystery snail eggs hatch?? I’ve tried incubating them in a Tupperware container floating in my tank and also left a couple clutches on the tank where they were laid, and none are hatching, I’ve had over 7 clutches and none have hatched no mater what I’ve tried, my snails are constantly mating, am I Doing something Wrong? Could my female snail just be laying unfertilized eggs?
 

richiep

I'll asl the obvious question but how long are you leaving the eggs which no doubt you're doing right anyway
 

Ssnaaiil

I'll asl the obvious question but how long are you leaving the eggs which no doubt you're doing right anyway

with all the clutches I left them for 4 weeks and then broke them open to see if any snails were inside and every time it was just gooey inside the clutches
 

richiep

What temperature do you have the tank? and if you move them it's best to give them a week or so, they can take up to 6 weeks depending on temperature which should be 74f of about there
 

Ssnaaiil

What temperature do you have the tank? and if you move them it's best to give them a week or so, they can take up to 6 weeks depending on temperature which should be 74f of about there
Temp is at 78/79
 

richiep

78 is top end but not a real problem you could try dropping it a few degrees it may well work, females can lay dud clutches so try changing your male.if the temperature drop doesn't work, if the eggs are.dud they will smell and look pinkish in colour.
Hopefully others are reading this who may have come across the same problem and resolve it so their input would be beneficial
 

Ssnaaiil

78 is top end but not a real problem you could try dropping it a few degrees it may well work, females can lay dud clutches so try changing your male.if the temperature drop doesn't work, if the eggs are.dud they will smell and look pinkish in colour.
Hopefully others are reading this who may have come across the same problem and resolve it so their input would be beneficial

78 is high for hatching clutches? And the first day that the eggs are laid they are white then the next day they are pink.... I thought they were supposed to be pink then when they get close to hatching they turn grayish/moldy looking

These are two clutches that are on my tank right now. The first one is a week old and the other is 3 weeks old

Also I did have 4 mystery snails, 2 female and 2 male, all were constantly mating, but in the past week my two blue mystery’s (1 male and 1 female) passed away. I’ve had them for 7-8 months so I’m guessing it was just old age cuz they only live to around 1 year and they were probably about 4-5 months when I bought them. So now I only have 1 female and 1 male left
 

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richiep

I think it may be worth an investment in another Male
 

Debbie1986

I had 1 clutch hatch at 9 days and the other that was left in tank hatched around day 17- but only half the clutch.

Same Mom I believe since none were Blue - color of the other female in same tank.

10 gallon tank, 78 degree set thermometer.

I did break 1 clutch open just too look, pink goo. nothing. so infertility can be an issue regardless imo
 

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