Bottom one body is white, pictures I can't take it tomorrow cause I'm not I'm home today! But bottom one bady is white and the top one is complete blackmimo91088 said:Bottom one still looks like a gold mystery to me. What color are their bodies? Any pics of them out and about?
Yes I belive they are mystery snail,,, I buy them in my local fish store here in costa rica they was really cheap!!! I really hope both are mystery because I want to let them in my 5 gallon tank with my female bettamimo91088 said:Bottom is gold mystery snail for sure. Top could very well be a blue mystery. It's just the green and brown on the shell throwing me off. If that's just algae, then I bet both of them are mystery. Where did you get them? That may give a hint as well. Apple snails are a lot less common to come across for sale.
Do you think that for be really safe I should put the snail in a 10 gallon tank and let the female betta alone?mimo91088 said:Id say you're safe. I don't know your local laws, but in most places it's illegal for stores to sell the large apple snails because they can be very invasive.
What do you think? I should put the snails in a 10 gal and let my female betta alone in the 5 gallon?BReefer97 said:Mystery snails are a species of apple snail. From what I’ve gathered before, they’re pretty much just called mystery snails because they’re all so similar that it’s hard to pinpoint what exact species of apple snail it is. You typically won't find the extremely large species of apple snails sold in pet stores (at least not under the correct name) but sometimes they are sold as golden mystery snails though.
I purchased a gold mystery snail well over a year ago and it’s nearly the size of two golf balls - plus he’s lived longer than a “mystery” snails life span should be. So who really knows what species you’ve got there, even the professionals are like “wellllll, just lable it a mystery.” Hahah.
I think either way you’ll be okay, you’ll just have to remove the eggs if they start breeding and you don’t want more - or keep the tank filled nearly to the top because they lay their eggs above the water line, I’m not sure if that does anything but may help deter breeding.Gabriel-CR said:What do you think? I should put the snails in a 10 gal and let my female betta alone in the 5 gallon?
That’s true, but mystery/apple snails are sizable enough that the betta is really only able to nip at the tentacles - and fortunately those grow back!NickAu said:Some Bettas are fine with tank mates others are not, I have female Bettas that actively hunt and eat Malaysian trumpet snails.
If I decide to put my snail in the 10 gallon what do you recommend me to put with my female betta in the 5 gallon tank?BReefer97 said:I think either way you’ll be okay, you’ll just have to remove the eggs if they start breeding and you don’t want more - or keep the tank filled nearly to the top because they lay their eggs above the water line, I’m not sure if that does anything but may help deter breeding.
I have one in a 5 gallon with my male betta and they’re fine together, the snail just poops A LOT. So if you do decide to put all of them together, you’ll probably just have to do an extra water change or two during the week.
So the snails in the 5 gallon with the betta fish is fine, but it’s equally fine to put the snails in the 10 gallon whatever you decide!
BeautifulNickAu said:This is why I keep Mystery snails
Image is of my snail.
Do you think that I can add to the female betta some cherry shrimp?BReefer97 said:You could do some shrimp (not sure on what types though, I’ve not ventured down that route) or nerite snails. Nerites don’t reproduce in freshwater so you won’t have to worry about them over running your tank, and they’re decent algae eaters (though no algae eater/bottom feeder should be solely relied upon for clean up, that job is left to you ).
I believe so, but I’m not 100% sure. I would make a second thread and ask about what shrimp types would be best suited for you shrimp are very sensitive to water parameters so keep that in mind as well!Gabriel-CR said:Do you think that I can add to the female betta some cherry shrimp?
Yes I know that they are sensitive to water parameters, if I don't have any test do you think I should not buy any shrimp? ThanksBReefer97 said: