The Mystery Snail is a species of apple snails that gets about 2 to 2-1/2″ in diameter and can be commonly found in colors like; blue, ivory, black and gold. They are easy to care for pets that can tolerate a wide variety of water parameters, provide a clean tank with water that is dechlorinated and as with all inverts they can be sensitive to copper(so watch out if using certain medications, etc.). Tank size should be about 2 or 3 gallons per snail. They will scavenge the tank for foods and will accept left over fish foods, algae, any type of sinking pellets or wafers as well as fresh veggies like spinach and zucchini. Mystery snails are less likely to eat live plants in the aquarium than other apple snails, but some plants are more prone than others, especially if the snail is not receiving enough food. Tank mates include anything that won’t eat them, so loaches are a no as well as puffers and big cichlids like oscars. These snails are not asexual like many snails. Do remember this snail has a breathing tube and actually comes to the surface to breath air, it is recommended to keep them with a tight fitting lid to prevent escape. Not advisable, but I have been keeping one in a 2.5g open top shrimp tank and he has yet to escape, hopefully I don’t find him roaming around the house!