Do You Need to Acclimate Snails

Do You Need to Acclimate Snails? A Complete Guide

Aquatic snails are the perfect animals to use as cleanup crew members and for providing company for territorial or semi-aggressive fish that don’t do well with regular tank mates. Aquarium snails come in lots of different sizes, colors, and patterns, are easy to care for, are readily available, and they’re beginner-friendly, too. When you add … Read more

mystery snail eggs dried out

Have Your Mystery Snail Eggs Dried Out? Then Read on…

One theory as to how mystery snails got their name is the phenomenal rate at which they breed. One day you have just two snails, and the next you wonder how you have two hundred of them! But if you want your mystery snails to successfully reproduce, you may be concerned about their eggs drying … Read more

mystery snail shell rot

Mystery Snail Shell Rot – Possible Causes, Best Treatments

If you’ve noticed your mystery snail’s shell becoming thinner, more pale, cracked, deformed, or damaged, it may be suffering from snail shell erosion or ‘shell rot’. This can be due to several factors, but acidic water is often one of the root causes. Here I’ll run you through some of the main causes of shell … Read more

Do Mystery Snails Eat Algae

Do Mystery Snails Eat Algae? Let’s Check the Facts

Many aquarists dread discovering snails living in their fish tank. After all, snails are destructive creatures that eat your plants, right? Well, that can be the case with species such as pond snails or bubble snails that hitchhike their way into your tank hidden in plants. However, Mystery snails are not only attractive, but they … Read more

Cuttlebone for Snails

Cuttlebone for Snails – Are They a Nutritious Tank Addition?

We all know cuttlebones are good for parakeets, but snails? Yes! Aquarium snails such as mystery snails, nerite snails, and rabbit snails can all benefit from having cuttlebones in their tank. Cuttlebones are not only a healthy snack for these pet invertebrates, but they can also help adjust the water parameters to favorable conditions for … Read more

mystery snail colors

What Are the Different Mystery Snail Colors?

Making your choice for Mystery Snail Colors can be tough with all the available options. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! Depending on the aesthetic you’re going for, you’ll need to consider the various hues of mystery snails. Mystery snail varieties come in various colors, including gold, blue, black, brown, ivory, etc. The fascinating … Read more

Mystery Snail and Betta

Mystery Snail and Betta: The Odd Couple of the Fish World

If housing your betta in a small-ish tank (think a 10-gallon, five gallons is the absolute minimum a betta can live in!), you may be concerned that there’s no space for your betta fish to have a friend. Well, fear not! Mystery snails are great starter tankmates for anyone attempting their first community tank or … Read more

Assasin Snail Clea Helena

Caresheet: Assassin Snail | Clea Helena

Even the most careful aquarium hobbyist can end up with a pest snail infestation in their tank. In the search for a quick solution, aquarists often turn to fish that eat snails, like puffers or clown loaches. These may initially be an easy fix, but most don’t consider tank size and which fish they can … Read more

Aquarium Snails

Aquarium Snails You Do Want In Your Tank!

Aquarium snails are pretty underappreciated and underrepresented on most aquarium websites. They’re usually seen as pests instead of an actual addition to your aquarium, which is a shame as there are tons of beautiful species available. Not all of them reproduce quickly, and most can actually help you out with algae control. Looking through the … Read more

faunus ater

Caresheet: Black devil snail | Faunus ater

Tired of searching for an aquarium snail that doesn’t produce babies by the hundreds? Nervous about Sulawesi snail care requirements? The solution is here. Faunus ater, also known as the black devil snail, is a large aquarium snail that doesn’t reproduce in freshwater. Also, it looks awesome! The ideal choice if you’re looking for an interesting … Read more