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Old 09-11-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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How long for Assassin Snail eggs to hatch


I just counted 36 Assassin Snail eggs, so I'm excited and want to know approximately when I can expect babies to poop out of the egg. I also heard they look like baby ponds snails when they are babies?

I read that it takes 3 weeks to 2 months. O___O
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:23 AM   #2
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Yep, snails hatching and developing relies heavily on water temperature, that's why you read it taking anywhere from 3-8 weeks. Same with growth and sexual maturity, it depends on water temp.

That said, once they hatch you will not see them for quite a while... They will burrow into the substrate and emerge once they're a bit bigger.
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Aww that's not very exciting! Well I have my tank set to 82*F for my bettas, maybe it'll help.
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Yepp it takes 3-8 weeks for it to hatch and about 5-8 months to become fully mature. 82 is pushing it for keeping assassin snails. Although they will tolerate it but I'm not positive if that would increase the hatching process. The Assassin Snails perfer 74 to 82, I would try to get it to 78-80 ish to be safe. Good luck. Keep us updated.
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Mine took about a month give or take but we just had a heat wave last month and my tank was over 80s
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:39 PM   #6
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The assassin snail babies look exactlly like thier parents not like pond snail, mine take about 4 weeks(more/less) to hatch, after a while~1 or 2 weks you will see small snails crawling the glass.
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