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Gold Mystery Snail

Product Description

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
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Customer Reviews

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Michael A Waters
Golden Mystery Snails

I bought two of these and received three. Two of them were crawling around on the inside of the bag when I opened the package, and the other one woke up after 24 hours. I love them, they are so cool. I am committed to buying from Flip Aquatics. I'm waiting for my tanks to finish cycling and then I'm going to order some shrimp. I'm re-entering the hobby after a long hiatus! I'm pretty excited! Thank you so much, y'all at Flip Aquatics!

PS: they are already cycled, but I'm waiting until the 6 week mark just to be sure.

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Benjamin Ahrens
Great experience!

I placed my first order with Flip Aquatics for two gold mystery snails. They shipped and arrived on time, and very healthy!

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Lizette Heredia
Awesome!!

I’ve never had snails before but my little guys are so active and healthy! I originally only ordered one but I got an extra which I’m so happy about!! Will definitely return!!!!

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Jamie Kahl
Healthy snails

I ordered 2 snails and received 4. Anyone ordering should plan on the extra snails in their tank for stocking. I'm currently in the position where my 10 g may now be overstocked. Nevertheless, I do not fault this company. The snails were shipped perfectly. No snail was dead and I'm assuming the extra snails were intended for a possible DOA replacement. I will be ordering from Flip Aquatics again.

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Shawn Conaway

Loved my snails! They are thriving & I got an extra! Would definitely order again!! Thank you!

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