Tails and Snails Aquatics Inc
Blackfoot Purple Mystery Snails
Regular price $8.20
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These are black foot purple mystery snails.
Our beautiful and healthy Purple Mystery Snails (Pomacea bidgesii) were bred in our tanks and have been raised feeding on plant algae, crab food and most importantly their blanched vegetables (zucchini, Kale, Greens). Please ensure you feed them – they are hearty eaters and if you cut up zucchini and drop it in the tank you will enjoy watching them eat. Ensure they have calcium for their shells – snail or crab food will meet this requirement. Mystery snails are among the largest freshwater snails in the hobby, growing to a maximum diameter of 2 inches or more. Some specimens may stay around 1 to 1 ¼ inches in diameter. Most of the Mystery snails we ship out are very young and range from 1/3 to 1 inch in diameter. Please place them into a cycled tank and feed them as soon as you receive them. Avoid moving them to different tanks for a few days.
Important Information about COVID-19 & Shipping Delays - May 9, 2020
Tails and Snails Aquatics strives to provide excellent products, fish, snails and plants. With that we take pride in our quick handling and delivery and low shipping prices. COVID-19 has impacted the US Postal Service and deliveries are regularly being delayed. We are seeing delays in excess of 3-4 days, this usually results in DOA fish, shrimp and snails. Therefore we recommend selecting USPS Priority Mail Express for your shipping. We can only guarantee live plants and live fish, snails and shrimp with the USPS Priority Express service. We hope this is temporary and we can resume guaranteeing our products with 2 and 3 day USPS Priority Mail again in the near future.
WARNING: Do not expose your mystery snails (or any other invertebrates) to products that contain copper. Many fungal and parasite treatments contain copper to treat fish. Also be aware that fish are also often shipped from online vendors with products that prevent disease these chemicals can also harm or kill invertebrates. If you have recently treated your water with these chemicals, it is not advisable to expose snails or other invertebrates to these chemicals.