Sick Mystery Snails

Sick Mystery Snails – Possible Causes and Best Treatments

Mystery snails make an excellent addition to most freshwater tanks! These colorful snails are helpful to the hobbyist because they graze on detritus, leftover fish food, and some algae species, keeping the tank tidy. In addition, the Mystery snail can make a peaceful companion for feisty fish, such as bettas, and these harmless mollusks are … 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 bettas eat snails

Do Bettas Eat Snails? Read On To Find Out the Answer!

It can be difficult to find tough enough tank mates for your betta tank. Some bettas are just so darn aggressive, they’ll pick fights with anything you put in their tank. But surely aquarium snails should be a safe bet? Sadly not. While many people have kept betta fish and snails together for years without … 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

Nerite Snails

Nerite Snails Care Guide: All You Need To Know

If you’re looking for a way to keep your tank clean, Nerite snails could be the answer to your problem. Nerite snails spend much of their lives moving slowly around their habitat, consuming algae and particles of debris. Nerite snails are extremely easy to care for and make a colorful addition to any tank setup. … Read more

mystery snail male or female

Mystery Snail Male or Female – Find Out How To Tell!

When it comes to their sex lives, mystery snails really can be a mystery! Are they hermaphrodite? How can you know if you have a male or a female, and what about those rumors that mystery snails can change sex?! I’ve done the necessary scientific research to answer these questions, and in this article, I’ll … 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

do mystery snails need a filter

Do Mystery Snails Need a Filter? We Have the Answer!

Mystery snails need a fish tank filter to keep their water in good condition. Without a filter, levels of oxygen go down, levels of ammonia go up, and you can quickly have an unhealthy environment for your pet snails. If you see your mystery snail floating for extended periods of time, breathing air from the … Read more

do assassin snails eat shrimp

Do Assassin Snails Eat Shrimp? Only if They Ca Catch Them!

Shrimp and snails can make an excellent cleanup crew, so many freshwater fish keepers like to keep a few invertebrates in their community tanks to help keep the habitat clean and free from general detritus. Usually, that’s a great idea, and these peaceful creatures can also make good companions for aggressive fish, such as bettas. … Read more

Can Snails Get Ich

Can Snails Get Ich? Our Helpful and Detailed Guide!

Ich is a common disease among freshwater fish tanks. It can be hard to see your fishy friends struggling with Ich. But how does Ich occur? If you have snails, you may be wondering if your aquarium snails can get ich or carry ich. Fortunately, they can’t get Ich, but they can carry it. Read … Read more

yoyo loach eat snails

Do Yoyo Loach Eat Snails – Let’s Explore This In-Depth!

Does your snail population have you up at night in worry? Do you constantly dread waking up to find a snail feast on your water plants or even worse, your prized fish tank? Fear not, because there is a simple solution: Yoyo loaches! Yoyo loaches are small, bottom-dwelling fish that are native to Eastern Asia. … Read more

Pond Snail vs Bladder Snail

Pond Snail vs Bladder Snail – How To Tell Them Apart?

Are you thinking about hiring a clean-up crew for your tank, but are unsure which type of snail you have? Well, you’re not alone! At a glance, pond snails and bladder snails may look very similar. However, there are a few key differences between the pond and bladder snails, including their physical appearance, habitat preferences, … Read more

Do Plecos Eat Snails

Do Plecos Eat Snails? Everything You Need To Know!

Do you want to add some snails to your aquarium, but are worried about whether your pleco fish will eat them? In short, they will! Although snails are not a typical part of a pleco’s diet, they become desperate for food and will eat them if they have to. However, you can take steps to … Read more