Blue Mystery Snails are a great addition to any community aquarium. Mystery Snails are friendly to other creatures and do a great job of cleaning algae and debris from your tank. Mystery Snails can easily grow to the size of a golf ball and can live up to 4 years in the right conditions. Smaller snails may fall victim to the powerful intakes of some filtration systems. If you have a strong intake it is recommended to cover it with mesh or sponge to avoid smaller snails from becoming stuck.
One main advantage of Mystery Snails is that they will not overpopulate your tank, much like many of the other aquarium snail species. These snails will only lay egg sacks above the water line and can easily be removed to keep them from hatching in your tank. Purple Mystery Snails require a good source of calcium in order to keep their shell healthy and growing thick. We offer our Mystery Snails constant access to a Cuttlebone to supplement the necessary calcium they need to grow.
Purple Mystery Snails are hardy little creatures, when you first receive them, they often will stay hidden in their shells, sometimes appearing lifeless for hours on end. Usually after a day of acclimating in a new tank they will begin exploring. Dead snails will not hide in their shells, they will hang lifeless out of it. It is never good to try and force a snail open or out of its shell. They can easily be injured in trying.
Great communication. It was packed well and a good healthy size.
Shipped in winter and the snail was dead still when arrived. ( Aus post took 2 days to deliver express) Once warmed up in the tank, all is fine a month on
Love my blue mystery snail… came with a tiny barely visible shrimp fry riding on its shell. I think you’ve started me on a shrimp tank now… definitely recommend ABQUATICS for any livestock… very healthy… I will order more very soon)
I ordered two Blue Mystery Snails one at a time (instead of together) due to a bad previous online experience with a different supplier. After that I was close to not ordering any live anything online ever again. It's not only about the loss of money. It's about the stress of trying to save a close to dead on arrival aquatic creature. It's about how we spend our money perpetuating which business models. But Abquatics is completely different and I will totally purchase from them in the future. Both times in separate delivery orders - beautifully healthy snails. who even after the shock of travel, came straight out to explore. It's really obvious that they have been cared for. If you're going to order Mystery Snails online order them from Abquatics.