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Black Mystery Snail

Old Price $2.99
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46220 Potomac Run Plaza
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product highlights

  • Diet: Algae Wafers, Fresh Vegetables
  • Maximum size: 2"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 1+ gallons
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

Many fish keepers love mystery snails for their amazing variety of different colored shells and their strange, yet interesting antics. They are fascinating to watch as they come up for air and, best of all, they earn their keep by clearing up any rotting vegetation from your aquarium plants as well as algae from the glass.

Snails will adhere to the aquarium glass and crawl up the sides of the tank.

Multiplying snails
Snails readily reproduce in an aquarium environment.

Live aquatic plants arebeneficial for snails, which will graze on their leaves.

Snails can be kept in most tanks, but some gouramis, skunk loaches and other large fish may eat smaller snails.

Staple diet
Although snails will move along the surfaces of the aquarium scraping green algae with their mouths, they will also accept all kinds of commercial flake and pellet foods.

Frequent feedings
For optimum health, feed your aquatic invertebrates as much food as they will consume in 1-3 minutes, twice a day.

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Black Mystery Snail
2.99 New Out Of Stock
Black Mystery Snail is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love my black mystery snail! I bought this snail and almost immediately he started cleaning the tank. However, when I was looking for snails, it was hard to find a snail that wasn't dead or unhealthy.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I LOVE MY TWO BLACK SNAILS . I would recommend this snail to anyone.....
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not looking good i bought this a few days ago and the pet smart employee said it was alive but it looks like an empty shell to me, it hasn't moved an inch since i bought it.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun little creature I bought mines a month ago. He scared me a bit when I saw he had cracks in his shells, but that hasn’t slowed him down at all. He practically flies all around my 10 gallon tank. Goes from plant to plant. It’s so fun!!!! My sister like to play find the snail whenever we look at the aquarium. Also, he never goes above the water. I have caught him floating once and put him in a cup for a few minutes until the bubbles came out of his shell and put him back in the tank. Worked perfectly.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pet Burt Shorter Life Span Then Said I got this snail for my betta and my ghost shrimp and my african dwarf frog it lasted for about 2 weeks but during that 2 weeks he was an awesome pet.
Date published: 2017-11-04
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Will they get along with betta and ghost shrimp?

Asked by: aflores
yes they will I have done it before
Answered by: BirdHamsterHorseCatDogLuv
Date published: 2018-10-04

Does this particular snail live in the water? Another question I have is if it does live in the water could i put it with a regular basic goldfish?

Asked by: Arianna201
Yes they live in the water and they can be put with goldfish. I have 14cent goldfish and my mystery snails get along just fine with them.
Answered by: CassSim
Date published: 2018-08-06

Will turtles eat Black Mystery Snails?

Asked by: jackie27
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