Mystery Snails

Tank Specifications

Enclosure Size: 1 Gallon per Snail

Temperature: 70° F - 78° F

pH: 7.8 pH - 8.5 pH

Hardness: 150 ppm - 225 ppm

Salinity: Freshwater​

Species Specifications

Maximum Size: 1.5 - 2 Inches

Average Lifespan: 1 - 3 Years

Care Level: Very Easy

Temperament: Extremely docile and peaceful, ignores other snails, and is victim to bully fish and predators.


Diet: Herbivorous bottom-feeder. Needs algae, leafy greens, gourds, additional calcium supplements absolutely needed, and gelatin on occasion. Avoid food items or supplements with copper.

General Information

Mystery snails are wonderful cleaners and are very popular in the aquatic community. They are the largest freshwater snail you can obtain for your aquarium. This species is commonly mistaken for pest apple snails, but don't be fooled! These guys wont eat your live plants and ruin your tank.

These snails can be messy, so regular cleaning is needed to remove droppings. They are amazing escape artists so an enclosure lid is necessary to prevent escape. They should not be placed in direct sunlight and hiding places should be provided. Surface area is a must, so ensure there is a lot of places for them to stick to.


They are victims to bully attacks from larger fish and predation from carnivores, so choose tank mates wisely. Tetras, guppies, and mollies are always a safe bet.

They are extremely sensitive to pH, copper, and medications that remove parasites such as ich medication. Prevent acidic water by testing water on occasion and avoid copper and fish medications at all costs.

They breathe oxygen as well as filter water, so you may see them coming to the top of the tank to breathe!