- Nano Fish
The Purple Mystery snail is yet another beautiful snail from the Ampullariidae family. While it has a black body, this snails shell can range in color from almost black to a subtle violet or light purple hue. The Albino variation has a white body and shell that ranges from deep purple to brown/pink or pink striped. The variation in shell color makes this a great mystery snail for selective breeding and creating nice purple variations!
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.
Purple Mystery Snail
These guys are doing great a week later!
Beautiful shell pattern and color, came alive and active. It was my first experience with breather bags so I was a little confused at first but the snail is thriving. First time buyer definitely not going to be my only time. Thank you Flip Aquatics
Beautiful and healthy