Mystery snails are the largest freshwater aquarium snail commonly available. The golden variety is prized for it's bright sunflower colored shell. Keep them in any aquarium where the water is not acid or too alkaline. Feed them whatever you feed your fish or choose an algae based food and they will live for a number of years.
Mystery Snail Varieties
The original mystery was brown and known as an apple snail. This colour and the golden mystery snail are the most common seen amongst the variations of pomacea brigesii. Black mystery snails and are also known. All will breed with one another as they are the same species. Tortoise shell colored shells can sometimes be the result of such pairings.
Why People Choose Mystery Snails
Mystery snails are omnivores which will eat all kinds of left over fish food. This makes them handy cleaners. They are also an interesting specimen to view and breed. In the golden mystery snails there are small orange dots all over the body in addition to the bright yellow shell.
Live Mystery Snails For Sale
Expect to pay less when you buy mystery snails online or from local fish meetings. In a pet store they can sell for anything up to five dollars. When shopping elsewhere the mystery snails for sale typically sell for around the one dollar mark. Groups of five are a good number to buy for a small to medium aquarium.
Live mystery snails available from eBay auctions are displayed below.