Magenta Mystery Snail

Magenta Mystery Snail

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magenta 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.

Q: How much is postage cost?
A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $150.

Q: Where do we ship ?
A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

Q: When will out of stock item be back?
A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

Q: Can I return the item back?
A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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Melissa (Brisbane, AU)
Magenta Mystery Snail

Arrived, Happy and healthy. Beautiful snail. Zooming around my tank lol. Beautiful colouring.

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Elora-Roze

I was a bit disappointed in the colour of the one I received but overall was in really good health and the shell quality was good I may have just accidentally got the least colourful of the batch.

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Amanda Grant (Gold Coast, AU)
Very happy

Super fast overnight delivery to QLD. Great size, very healthy, will order from here again.

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Tarango Barrel (Sydney, AU)
The shells grew deformed and the snails died prematurely

I had a magenta and gold mystery snail and they grew pretty quickly to an inch in size. The calcium and food in the tank was sufficient but their shells grew unevenly and the snails suddenly got sick and passed away. I’m assuming this was due to bad genetics. I’ve had mystery snail grow upto 3 inches and live for 2 years before.

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C.M. (Brisbane, AU)
Good size

Ordered 5 Magenta and one was injured during transit. Notified Abquatics and they replaced it straight way. The service is very easy to deal with and I am very happy with the quality of snails and range available. Highly recommend.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(4)
20%
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Melissa (Brisbane, AU)
Magenta Mystery Snail

Arrived, Happy and healthy. Beautiful snail. Zooming around my tank lol. Beautiful colouring.

E
Elora-Roze

I was a bit disappointed in the colour of the one I received but overall was in really good health and the shell quality was good I may have just accidentally got the least colourful of the batch.

A
Amanda Grant (Gold Coast, AU)
Very happy

Super fast overnight delivery to QLD. Great size, very healthy, will order from here again.

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Tarango Barrel (Sydney, AU)
The shells grew deformed and the snails died prematurely

I had a magenta and gold mystery snail and they grew pretty quickly to an inch in size. The calcium and food in the tank was sufficient but their shells grew unevenly and the snails suddenly got sick and passed away. I’m assuming this was due to bad genetics. I’ve had mystery snail grow upto 3 inches and live for 2 years before.

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C.M. (Brisbane, AU)
Good size

Ordered 5 Magenta and one was injured during transit. Notified Abquatics and they replaced it straight way. The service is very easy to deal with and I am very happy with the quality of snails and range available. Highly recommend.