Albino Mystery snails are unique in the fact that they are considered albino yet their shell is full of color with some striping. The body of this snail is usually a pale white to yellowish 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.
Snails got here nice and healthy and they've been a great addition to our aquarium.
I received two beautiful albino mystery snails, to replace my ivory mysteries who died of old age. They arrived a day early, which has been the norm. Their shells look like polished wood, and their adorable gold freckles really sparkle. I drip acclimated them for 3 hours, and they started exploring almost immediately when placed in my tank. They are taking care of the brown spots on my Frogbit and tidying up the substrate. They love their Snello, and their calcium chips! My water is not the hardest, so I am doing my best to keep their shells healthy. I also keep Wonder Shells in the tank, and I have seen them graze on those as well. Very happy with my derpy new friends!
I received my snails today & im very pleased. The shipping was fast and I ordered an ice pack with the order due to the hot conditions of 100 degrees summer brings. I originally ordered 1 but I received two! As soon as I put them in the tank they opened up! Next stop shrimp when the 10 gal is cycled… hoping the snails were female and male but fingers crossed. I would recommend flip aquatics!!! 10/10
Albino Mystery Snail