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Purple Black Mystery Snails (Pack of 5)

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Purple Black Mystery Snails | Pack of 5

Purple Black Mystery Snails are an attractively colored variant of a fully aquatic mystery snail. They show predominantly dark colors that can be a blend of black and purple and also intense blue. Like all snails, they have a spiral shell in either oblong or round shape. They grow to about 1 – 2 inches in diameter.

How to Care for Mystery Snails

Mystery snails, also known by their scientific name Pomacea Bridgesii, are very easy to take care of and will thrive in a wide range of environments. Provided with a proper environment, they practically take care of themselves. They prefer water temperatures from 70 F to 82.5 F and a pH of around 7 or above. They will thrive in aquariums of all sizes and will appreciate live aquarium plants in their habitat as well as hiding places provided by rocks, driftwood, and other aquarium decorations.  

Mystery Snails are primarily herbivorous and will actively graze on algae or decaying plant matter. If made available, they will also consume any remaining fish food. They are active throughout the day and watching them crawl on an aquarium glass, plants, rocks, or other decorations, scraping algae with their mouth, can be quite mesmerizing. The result of their activity is less algae, detritus, and other decaying matter in the aquarium. They are a perfect cleaning crew and are especially beneficial in a planted aquarium for their ability to remove algae.      

Mystery Snails are peaceful and will do well with most fish. However, they should not be housed with large and aggressive fish.    

Important Disclaimer

Due to local restrictions this snail does not ship to Arizona, Maine and Georgia.

Reviews (8)

  • 5
    Adorable Snails
    Posted by Julianna on 28 Jul 2023

    This is my first time adding snails to an aquarium and they are great! All 5 arrived alive, and healthy. The care instructions were lovely to follow, and the snails are incredibly active and so fun to watch!

  • 5
    Great active snails
    Posted by Rita Marie on 21 Mar 2022

    I am by no means a snail newbie. I have bought from breeders and I also begrudgingly have bought from Petco. So, that being said I know good and I know bad snails. Instructions say it took at most 2 hrs for the last snail to acclimate and move around my tank. Great colors. Would order again!

  • 5
    Posted by Sharon V on 17 Feb 2022

    Shipped well and snails are thriving!

  • 5
    Excellent Quality
    Posted by Steve Basht on 10 Feb 2022

    Arrived Alive and they are all thriving. Cleaning up a storm!

  • 5
    Purple black snails
    Posted by Debbie on 3 Nov 2021

    Arrived alive and healthy. Much lighter than in the picture. Mine are all slightly different shades of purple and they have pronounced stripes with white bodies. I have black substrate so these little guys show up nicely. Exactly what I wanted.

  • 5
    Posted by Izzy on 13 Apr 2021

    My favorite purchase of my order! The note they came with said they might be shy for a few days but they’re already up and moving! It might had to do with the longer delivery (US had delivery holdbacks everywhere) but they are so cute! Had a nice variety of sizes and colors as well, some are more purple than others and one is nearly black

  • 5
    Not like the photo but make the BEST pet!
    Posted by Melinda DeCoste on 8 Sep 2020

    I ordered 5 beautiful purple black mystery snails, and received 5 very active ones. I was expecting the shells to be a dark, rich color like the photo, but they're actually different shades of brown. I've never had snails before, so I was surprised at how quickly they moved around. I was also surprised at how quickly they eat; they REALLY like the Algae Wafers that are sold on this site.

  • 5
    Beautiful Fun Addition
    Posted by Andrea Billings on 12 Aug 2020

    All 5 of these deeply colored beauties woke up and started exploring the tank within hours of introducing. This was my first experience ordering snails online so I was skeptical they would all arrive alive. No problems at all, will order again!!