Brown Mystery Snail
Popular amongst experienced and beginner aquarist. Mystery snails (Pomacea bridgesii and Pomacea diffusa) are some of the most liked freshwater snails. They enjoy tropical communities. Recommended for 40 liter tanks but can live in almost any sized aquarium.
Brown Mystery snails are attractive as decorative additions. They will grow up to 5 cm (2 inches). Brown Mystery snail shells can be a solid colour, have a gradient, or accents of light brown, dark brown, black stripes and other markings. Their head and body are generally dark grey or black.
Like Ramshorn snails, Mystery snails are not ones to cause harm within tanks. They are safe to keep together with plants and fish. But, be wary of small fish eating housemates, as your Mystery snail will become a snack for them.
Common in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia; they are found in rivers, swamps and ponds. Mystery snails differ from the Ramshorn with active and playful behaviour. If you have a sand substrate, they may burrow in the sand. They eat all kinds of algae, dead animal and plant matter. They are like your own underwater puppy.
These little critters (like the underwater puppies they resemble,) are keen on escaping. Use a fitted lid to ensure your snail does not crawl away. If you do have an escapee, they will retreat inside their shell and look dead. It is best not to throw them away, instead, put it back in its watery home. There is a high chance the snail will pop back out and be okay!
People still often lose snails to death too soon. One of the main reasons is the lack of calcium in the water. Since this is what makes up their shells, you need to consider what ways you are giving them calcium. They will also enjoy highly oxygenated and moderate moving waters.
To ensure you get the best quality snail, we order them in at the end of each week, for next week delivery. Straight to your door. This way, we assure you receive healthy, vibrant snails. Doing this means we can also lower our prices for you. Please expect delivery to be Thursday of the following week that you ordered.