Chestnut Mystery Snail
You will receive one juvenile Chestnut Mystery Snail around 10-15mm in size.
Chestnut Mystery Snails have white bodies with iridescent markings, and their shells are striped with different shades of brown, making them striking and elegant addition to any aquarium. Mystery Snails are generally much more active and display more playful behavior than other types of freshwater snails.They love to eat algae, and can grow up to 5cm in diameter, with a minimum tank requirement of 15 litres.
Mystery snails are extremely active eaters, which makes them so excellent at removing aquarium waste. They are harmless to live plants as long as enough food is available for them; they will munch on plants if hungry enough. Other than algae and biofilm, they also eat fish/invertebrate pellets, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables such as zucchini, carrots, or cucumber.
Recommended Tank Parameters
- pH level range: 7 to 8.5
- Temperature range: 20-25C
- Water type: kH 12-18; gH 8-18
- Notes: Snails are very sensitive to copper, so please keep it at a minimum. They also need sufficient calcium in their water to maintain shell health, which can be helped with greens, by floating a cuttle bone in the water, or by using calcium additives.
Chestnut Mystery Snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis) are fascinating freshwater snails that offer both aesthetic appeal and valuable benefits to aquariums. With their chestnut-brown shells and peaceful nature, these snails are a popular choice among aquarists. This article provides valuable information on caring for Chestnut Mystery Snails and ensuring their well-being in your aquarium.
Chestnut Mystery Snails typically have a size ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, and their shells showcase a beautiful chestnut-brown coloration. These snails are known for their ability to consume algae and decaying organic matter, contributing to the overall cleanliness and balance of the aquarium.
To ensure the well-being of Chestnut Mystery Snails, maintain stable water conditions in the aquarium. Keep the temperature between 68-82°F (20-28°C) and the pH level between 7.0 and 8.0. Provide a varied diet consisting of algae, decaying plant matter, and sinking pellets. Regular water changes and monitoring of water parameters are essential for their health.
Do's and Don'ts:
Do provide a suitable substrate and ample grazing surfaces for the snails.
Do monitor water parameters regularly to ensure suitable conditions for the snails.
Do offer a balanced diet that includes algae, decaying plant matter, and sinking pellets.
Don't expose the snails to sudden changes in water temperature or quality, as it can stress them.
Don't keep Chestnut Mystery Snails with aggressive tank mates that may harm or stress them.
In conclusion, Chestnut Mystery Snails are captivating and beneficial additions to freshwater aquariums. By providing the appropriate environment and care, you can enjoy the beauty and functionality these snails bring to your aquatic setup.
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