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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 pink or pink striped. The variation in shell color makes this a great mystery snail for selective breeding and creating nice purple variations!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMystery 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. 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Purple Mystery Snail

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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 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:

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 78

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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Nathan Scott
Great Snail

It is a great high quality snail that currently is doing a wonderful job cleaning up food waste and algae in a 8gal tank!! Thanks!

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Kathleen Wolff
Beautiful!

Got one of these to join in my community tank and hes beautiful! Arrived alive and well! Excellent quality and customer service!

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Edward Stepanek
Shrimp, snails, and supplies

First purchase here. Bought 20 Cherry shrimp starter pack, with supplies and two mystery snails. They shipped 25 shrimp total (maybe common occurrence as insurance?) and all are still thriving after a week. Snails, the website said it warned that it could take up to a week from shipping for snails to emerge and be active. In my tank it took something like 15 minutes before they were crawling up the side of the tank.

Started my tank in February. Deep substrate, heavily planted, only a few fish (Cherry barbs and panda Cory’s). All the shrimp are happily cleaning and munching on plants, almond leaves, cleaning the substrate, and the snails are active and all over the place. Very happy with my purchase and will be doing business again, trying some other nano fish and some more plants/moss.

Kudos for the Swedish fish candy snuck in the package as well. Was a nice touch and surprise for my daughter.

THANK YOU!

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Dana Kotopka
Slow but sure

Nonstop cleaning machines. Beautiful addition to tank. More to come soon.

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Allison Wegner
Awesome

I purchased one purple snail and one blue and got 2 blue. 👍🏻 They arrived safely packaged and I followed clear directions to acclimate them to my tank. They are doing great, climbing all over everything and keeping tank clean. I am new to snails, but since I got my first yellow one I got hooked. They are awesome, healthy and so fun to watch. Thank you for a great experience. Will order again

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