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.
I love my new pet snail. He arrived healthy and is thriving in his new home. He is fun to watch as he already is showing a very unique, playful personality. He loves cucumbers I have discovered. I put them in my tank for my otos and clown pleco and now I have to add another one for my snail.
I ordered one albino foot and one black foot magenta mystery snail and both arrived safe and sound exploring their bags! They’re both absolutely gorgeous! If you want more of a magenta color get the albino footed snail but I absolutely love how dark purple the black footed snail is! Both are a great addition to my tank and will be amazing garbage disposals for any extra food in my tanks! Absolutely love them and how active they already are! Super interesting to watch as they explore the tank! :)
Snail arrived in perfect shape and health. Fully active and beautiful color.
A bit of algae growth on the shell, but nothing the tank nerite won't help them out with cleaning off I'm sure.
purple mystery snails arrived quickly and healthy. they are doing amazing in my tank 2 and a half weeks later. would definitely recommend.
The color is very cool! Enjoyable to watch a pretty snail.