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While it has a black body, the snails shell is actually brownish in color with black stripe. Mystery snails have become a huge part of Flip Aquatics due to their many benefits for breeding and keeping shrimp. The following reasons are why \u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ewe have found these snails to be a crucial part of our shrimp tanks\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e: \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCycling\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\nWe use these beautiful snails to help keep our aquarium cycled as we add and take shrimp out of the tank to sell. They produce a fair amount of waste which helps keep beneficial bacteria. 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There are over 120 species of snails with the Ampullariidae family.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease note: During shipping, snails sometimes go into a hibernation-like state and may not become fully active for up to a week once acclimated to your aquarium. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eTank Parameters\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e7.0 to 7.6\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7 to 15\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e 2 to 8\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTDS:\u003c\/strong\u003e 180 to 400\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp:\u003c\/strong\u003e 68 to 72\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eTank Equipment\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFilter:\u003c\/strong\u003e Matten Filter\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSubstrate:\u003c\/strong\u003e Pool Filter Sand\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWater:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eRO\/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh\/Kh+\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDecor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Black Mystery Snail

Product Description

The black Mystery snail is yet another beautiful snail from the Ampullariidae family. While it has a black body, the snails shell is actually brownish in color with black stripe. Mystery snails have become a huge part of Flip Aquatics due to their many benefits for breeding and keeping shrimp. The following reasons are why we have found these snails to be a crucial part of our shrimp tanks:

Cycling

We use these beautiful snails to help keep our aquarium cycled as we add and take shrimp out of the tank to sell. They produce a fair amount of waste which helps keep beneficial bacteria. This bacteria is crucial for processing waste out of the water (also known as the nitrogen cycle).

Clean Up

One of the leading causes for beginner shrimp keepers to fail is overfeeding. Many hobbyists are use to feeding a lot and doing huge water changes. For shrimp, this is not the case. A smaller water change of 10% biweekly is more than enough for shrimp to thrive. Therefore, when the occasional overfeeding happens it can lead to raised ammonia level and in turn, dead shrimp.

Mystery snails have a large appetite and will gladly clean up any leftover food in an aquarium. They can actually breakdown food much quicker than shrimp through digestion. This is why we believe that snail poop is actually beneficial to a shrimp’s diet. Therefore, these snails are providing clean up and eventually natural food.

Background

Mystery snails are from the genus Ampullariidae. They originate from South America and are extremely peaceful. In a shrimp tank, they are the gentile giant. The only downside to mystery snails is that their main diet in the wild is from feeding on dying vegetation. This means that mystery snails will not eat healthy plants. They will feed on dying plants or leaves that have fallen off the plant. These snails will thrive off of leaf matter. The snail feces is believed to be beneficial to shrimp and their overall health. There are over 120 species of snails with the Ampullariidae family.

Please note: During shipping, snails sometimes go into a hibernation-like state and may not become fully active for up to a week once acclimated to your aquarium. 

Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 8
  • TDS: 180 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh/Kh+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves
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Dan Fax
Mystery Snails

Purchased 3 mystery snails and received 5 snails. Very pleased and everyone is doing great

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Daniel Hunley
Great

Snails arrived good , well packaged . I did end up losing two about week later at no fault of anyone .. Just happens with stress and new water parameters.. I will shop again and recommend flip aquatics to all my fish tank people...

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Michael A Johnson
4 Mystery Snails

Recently ordered 4 different colors (Albino, Black, Blue & Gold) of mystery snails. Flip Aquatics shipped the required colors and even included 4 DOAS just in case. GREAT Service. I now have 8 healthy & moving mystery snails in 2 tanks. I WILL BE ORDERING FISH & SHRIMP from FLIP AQUATICS SOON. You should 2 !

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Tanja
These snails are so beautiful

I was so happy to receive three even though I ordered two. One had died in transit so I was still left with two that are healthy and active. I was a little afraid to put them in my discus tank but all have acclimatised well to warmer temperatures. Thank you for these beautiful, healthy and helpful critters!

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Bethany Garcia
My snail suppliers

This site was recommended to me through a tank group. This has been a great experience. They ship quick and all arrived alive. I have ordered 5 snails now and all have come with a buddy (which is very kind).

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