6 responses

  1. Jacki
    December 7, 2010

    Very nice article. I, too, am a mystery snail fan. I did have to take mine out of my shrimp tank because the shrimp bothered them so much they wouldn’t come out of their shells and eventually died of starvation. I didn’t know it at the time and am heartbroken to have lost them. They are doing great in a tank where nobody is bothering them now. Everyone should have mystery snails.

  2. Mark
    December 18, 2010

    I bought a mystery snail once and it died within a week. The tank is home to shrimp and other snail varieties so I assume it starved. Do you need to feed a mystery snail anything special once in a while?

  3. kat deVille
    August 10, 2012

    I have mine with Ghost Shrimp and they get along fine. The snails will, however, compete with the shrimp over the carcass of a dead shrimp, but hardly anything disturbs the snails. They eat anything!

    @Mark: they will eat anything that doesn’t move out of the way. If you have more than one, they’ll even clean each other’s shells. When I feed my frogs (African Dwarf Frogs), the snails will race toward the food dish (terra cotta base, sunk into the gravel) in hopes of snacking out on frozen brine shrimp or bloodworms. For snails, they can move pretty fast.

  4. Sylvia Davison
    August 18, 2013

    Yes, apple snails DO eat live plants. Mine and my daughters golden apple snails munched through our plants in no time. Also left a lot of leaves and stems floating around the tanks. And no it wasn’t because there was a shortage of other things for them to eat. They are now residing in the pond for the remainder of the summer.

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