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:
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'd been looking for black snails at local fish stores with no luck so I was happy to see them available through Flip. Snails arrived happy and healthy. I've had them in their tank for three days and the snails are all doing well. Very pleased.
Black Mystery Snail is doing great...nice addition to our aquarium
..good algae eater
All of my snails were alive and happy when they arrived. It’s been almost two weeks and they are thriving. One of them seems like maybe he is a little ‘simple’ but so far seems really kind. Gorgeous gorgeous snails!
They came so quickly and in good condition will do business with again!
Came perfectly wrapped with a heat pack bought two got three will buy from again