Mystery Ivory Snail

• Beautiful ivory shelled snail, keeps your tank clean by eating algae.
• Peaceful & low-maintenance, perfect for beginners.
• Grows to 3 inches, thrives in 4+ gallon tanks with hiding spots.

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## Unveiling the Ivory Mystery Snail: A Low-Maintenance Addition to Your Aquarium


The Ivory Mystery Snail, a captivating addition to any freshwater tank, boasts a stunning ivory shell and a peaceful demeanor. These hardy snails are not just beautiful; they’re also algae-munching cleanup crew members, keeping your aquarium sparkling clean.

**Scientific Name:**

Pomacea bridgesii

**Water Quality:**

Ivory Mystery Snails thrive in clean, well-maintained freshwater with stable parameters.

* **pH Level:** 7.0 – 8.0 (neutral to slightly alkaline)
* **GH Level:** 6 – 15 dGH (moderately hard)
* **KH Level:** 4 – 8 dKH (moderately hard)


These opportunistic feeders are primarily herbivores and will happily consume algae, biofilm, decaying plant matter, and blanched vegetables like zucchini or cucumber. You can also supplement their diet with algae wafers or sinking fish food.

**Tank Mates:**

Ivory Mystery Snails are peaceful community dwellers. Ideal tank mates include peaceful fish like tetras, rasboras, gouramis, and corydoras. Avoid housing them with aggressive fish or fish known to nip at snails, such as cichlids or puffers.

**Substrates and Tank Decorations:**

A soft substrate like sand or gravel is ideal for these bottom dwellers as it allows them to burrow and forage easily. Provide hiding spots with rocks or driftwood to offer them a sense of security.

**Suitable Plants:**

Ivory Mystery Snails are generally safe with most plants, especially if you provide them with enough algae and other food sources. However, they might nibble on softer plants if hungry. Choose hardier plants like Anubias, Java Fern, or Hornwort.

**Sexing & Breeding:**

Differentiating male and female Ivory Mystery Snails is difficult. They are prolific egg layers, and the eggs appear as a pink cluster above the waterline. You can remove the egg clutch if you don’t want them to hatch.

**Maximum Size & Longevity:**

These slow-growing snails can reach a maximum shell diameter of around 3 inches (7.6 cm). With proper care, they can live for 2-5 years, adding beauty and functionality to your aquarium for years to come.


Ivory Mystery Snails are fascinating to observe. They glide gracefully across the tank bottom, using their muscular foot to propel themselves. They also have a long breathing tube (siphon) that allows them to breathe air at the water’s surface.

**Things to Consider Before Buying:**

* **Tank Size:** They require a minimum tank size of 15 liters (4 gallons) to thrive.
* **Calcium Source:** Provide a cuttlebone or calcium supplement to maintain healthy shell growth.
* **Predators:** Be mindful of potential predators like loaches or crayfish.

**General Information:**

Ivory Mystery Snails are a low-maintenance option for both beginner and experienced aquarists. Their calm demeanor and algae-eating habits make them a valuable addition to any peaceful freshwater community tank.

**Fun Fact:**

Despite their name, the “mystery” surrounding these snails refers to the unpredictable location where they lay their eggs – above the waterline!


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Care Level


Potential of Hydrogen

pH Level Aquarium pH measures water acidity/alkalinity. 7 is neutral. Fish have pH preferences; maintain ideal levels for their health and stability.

7.0 – 8.0

General Hardness

GH Level GH (General Hardness) in aquariums measures minerals like calcium and magnesium. It affects fish health by showing water\'s mineral content.

6 – 15 dGH

Carbonate Hardness

KH Level KH (Carbonate Hardness) in an aquarium stabilizes pH. It acts like a shield, keeping the water conditions just right for fish.

4 – 8 dKH


Temperature Ideal temperature needed for fish


How long will I live

Life Span

2 – 5 Years

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