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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 \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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Gold Mystery Snail

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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:

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

Customer Reviews

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Thomas Spratte
Mystery snails

I received them in great condition and packaged with care. Two weeks later they are thriving,I’m very happy with my purchase.

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Steven Pearson
Gold and black mystery snails

Arrived in extremely hot conditions the water inside was hot to the touch but inside were 4 healthy and moving snails. Within 15 seconds of being inside the tank after acclimation, they were moving and looking for food. Already grown considerably in size!

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Jose Diaz
Great Service!

I was having a difficult time finding healthy Mystery Snalis locally. I heard Flip Aquatics mentioned on YouTube as a sponsor of one of my favorite channels on that platform and decided to give them a try. Up until that point Ihad never ordered live specimens online. I was very impressed with the care and attention that went into the packaging and they even threw in a free snail as a gift. They all arrived alive and are now happily chomping away at the algae in my planted aquarium. Thank you!

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John Boyer
Amazing snails

Amazing snails

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A.W.
Great snails

I ordered these to start a shrimp tank and love these snails. So much fun to watch! Ordered 2 and received 4 very healthy and active snails. Great quality and great customer service. Definitely buying from these guys again!

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