Gold mystery snails are a personal favorite here at Flip Aquatics. The color of the shell and snail stands out in an aquarium and is somewhat a nice yellow color. 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:
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.
I ordered one Gold mystery snail and happily received two! They were active the first day, then hid for a few more. Since then they are out and about often, enjoying my “siesta” lighting that gives them two lights-out periods to go about their rounds. They are also stay out for more of the daylight periods than my nerites.
The mystery snails arrived healthy and active. Great addition to my community tank.👍🐌
I ordered 3 and Flip Aquatics sent 4 good sized, brilliantly colored, gold snails. All of the snails were active right out of the bag. I drip acclimated them and as soon as I put them in my tank they went to work, doing their jobs very well. My tank looks better than ever. I highly recommend these snails from Flip Aquatics!
Nice size and healthy!!!
I can tell these guys are healthy. I acclimated them and added them to the tank. They got right to work! I ordered multiple to be split between two tanks, a tropical fish tank and a shrimp tank. They are all doing great!