Albino Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) have albino-white bodies with iridescent markings

Albino Mystery Snails
photo credit: Aquatic Arts

For more than just adding a dash of color to your aquarium, snails like these can be extremely beneficial. Cleansing your substrate is a breeze with them because they eat hair algae and remove it from your ornaments, plants, and even glass. All fish, shrimp, and plants are completely unaffected by them. When fully grown, these snails can reach a diameter of three inches and weigh up to three pounds. Albino Mystery Snails are a striking and elegant addition to any aquarium, with their albino-white bodies and iridescent markings on their shells.

In comparison to other freshwater snails, Mystery Snails are much more active and show more playful behavior. Extending their antennae in search of food, they scale the aquarium walls almost constantly. Make sure the water level in your aquarium isn't too high, as they will climb up to the water line in order to take a breath of air. In many cases, the Mystery Snail will let go of a structure's wall and glide rapidly down until it hits plants or the substrate below.

As a result, most of our Mystery Snails will arrive at a smaller size (around 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter) so that they can be kept and enjoyed for a longer period of time. It's possible for a young Mystery Snail to double in size in just a matter of weeks or months if it is fed properly. When using tap water in a freshwater snail tank, it's a good idea to check for copper levels, as all freshwater snails are susceptible to copper poisoning.

You'll see a lot of results online claiming that Mystery Snails and Apple Snails are one and the same. Despite their resemblance to Apple Snails, these are not the same species. Keeping Apple Snails in the United States is illegal because they are invasive species. Apple Snails, in comparison to our Mystery Snails, do not reach such enormous sizes (often as big as an apple).

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Albino Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) have albino-white bodies with iridescent markings
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