Gold Mystery Snail

Snail - Gold Mystery

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Please choose a shipping method that will get these to you within 2-3 days. Keep in mind that any delivery times from the Post Office are just estimates. They are often times slower. It's best to order snails at the beginning of the week, not past Tuesday.  We will refund any snails that are DOA, but we will not refund any shipping costs. Email a clear photo with all snails in one photo with the trap door visible. Take the photo with the snails out of the water)

Small: Dime  size
Large: Nickel to Qtr size:
Jumbo: 50 Cent size and up

We cannot determine the sex of the snails before shipping. 

Gold Mystery Snails This variety tends to remain the same color as it ages. It has the brightest color of any mystery snail.

We are not advertising these as having 'perfect' shells. Some will show some small imperfection like a slight crack or some pitting around the spiral. The older they get, the obvious these imperfections can become.  Small ones tend to have nothing too obvious.

What to Expect - Pomacea diffusa (formally P. bridgesii), these beautiful snails are an apple snail that comes in several color varieties. We will be adding more color varieties in the future. The only plant we've seen them eat is duckweed - which they love. A really big one will grow to about 2.25" in diameter. They lay their eggs in a cluster just above the waterline, so it's easy to control them. Just remove the clusters or keep the water to the top of the tank. Dark Striped Purple (DSP) has a dark foot with purple shell and purple stripes. The Light Striped Purple (LSP) has a light foot with a purple shell and purple stripes. The foot color affects the way the shell base color appears and the shade of the purple. There is a fair amount of variation among adults. The ivory apple snail has a light foot in a clear shell. Keep in mind that shell color changes as they grow. As it grows, the shell becomes thicker and less translucent. The pigments often deepen and change in hue. Large adults tend to have less bright colors (though not always) and shells with more imperfections.

 Diet - They will eat almost anything, but in our experience they must have quite a bit of protein. Many people feed them mostly vegetables and they will not grow as well without higher protein levels. We feed them a lot of Vegetable Discs, Weekender Pellets, and Primal Pellets.   

This time-lapse video shows them eating a few Vegetable Discs that were put in a tank of snails (along with some bristlenose). 

The Snail - Gold Mystery is one of our favorite items. We think you'll love it.

Inventory Last Updated: May 24, 2024

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Michael Dinon
Great little snails.

Very nice little snails. I bought 8 little ones which are growing fast. Great cleaners. Love the variety of colors.

Edward Johnson

After just a few days two died.

Ross Howard
The true cleaning crew

Very healthy snails and very active. I should have brought more but my funds aren't there yet. BUT I WILL BUY MORE SOON ! ! ! ! Great company.

Paula Noakes
Cute snails.

I got them to help clean my one tank with algae. And they are hard at work! I had ordered 2 and received 3. I gave the larger one to my granddaughter as their gold snail had passed away. The 2 smaller ones are doing a great job with the algae.

Emily G
Beautiful Snails!

I ordered 3 snails, all of them came in excellent shape and were so healthy. They immediately came out of their shells and explored. Would highly recommend!