How long do mystery snails live?

Mystery snails live for one to three years. In the wild, their lifespan is only around one year. But in captivity, mystery snails can live for up to three years. Their lifespan can also be affected by other factors, including care, diet, and environment.

Pay attention to these things to help your mystery snails live longer, healthier lives:

  • Avoid sudden temperature changes in the tank
  • Supplement their diet with sinking pellets, algae wafers, or vegetables once a day
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive tankmates
  • Clean the tank regularly

Note that mystery snails sometimes die not long after being introduced to the tank. This can be caused by subpar care, bad genetics, a bad environment, mistreatment from the pet store, or even stress after being transported from the store.