10 Best Aquarium Snails For Algae

Updated on: September 2021

Best Aquarium Snails For Algae in 2021


10+ Malaysian Trumpet Snails, 1/4-3/4 inch - excellent freshwater tank CLEANERS, consumers of bottom debris and food remains, algae eaters!

10+ Malaysian Trumpet Snails, 1/4-3/4 inch - excellent freshwater tank CLEANERS, consumers of bottom debris and food remains, algae eaters!
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2"-2" - Algae Eater for Aquariums

Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • DO NOT ORDER IF TEMPERATURES GO BELOW 32 F DURING WINTER OR ABOVE 100 F IN YOUR REGION, SNAILS WILL NOT SURVIVE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE LIVE ARRIVAL IF TEMPERATURES ARE EXTREME. PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP ONLY FROM MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. ORDERS PLACED ON WEDNESDAY SHIP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK TRACKING FOR ARRIVAL DATE, SNAILS WILL DIE IF LEFT IN THE BOX FOR TOO LONG. CAN NOT SHIP TO HI OR PR
  • SHIPS ONLY USPS PRIORITY FROM AQUALEAF AQUATICS. If you are buying from a low cost seller NOT using USPS Priority, you are risking the animals life .Can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium hobby.
  • Feeds on leftover food or almost any kind of fish food. Effective at algae control, and they also eat uneaten fish food.
  • This large and colorful snail is great for adding some color and decoration to your aquarium, but it also serve some very useful purposes. It cleans algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, it eats hair algae, and it helps keep your substrate clean and the correct color.
  • Mystery Snails are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. They are quite large as adults, growing 2"+ in size.

Aquatic Arts Algae Wafers (8 Ounce) Sinking Food for Live Aquarium Shrimp, Fish (Pleco/Tetra), Snails, and Bottom Feeders | High Protein Spirulina Blend Fish Food for Fish Tank Aquariums

Aquatic Arts Algae Wafers (8 Ounce) Sinking Food for Live Aquarium Shrimp, Fish (Pleco/Tetra), Snails, and Bottom Feeders | High Protein Spirulina Blend Fish Food for Fish Tank Aquariums
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • PREMIUM INGREDIENTS: Made of algae, spirulina, veggies, fish, kelp, shrimp, krill and other nutritious tropical marine food.
  • LARGE SINKING WAFER: For dwarf shrimp, crayfish, fish, snails and other various algae eaters.
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION: Encourages faster growth and breeding of invertebrates.
  • OVER 30 PERCENT PROTEIN: Formulated for optimum health, digestion, and color.
  • ANIMATE YOUR PETS: All aquatic animals immediately swarm these wafers, making quite the scene in your tank.

SevenSeaSupply 5 Horned Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails

SevenSeaSupply 5 Horned Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • snails are widely known as one of, if not the most, voracious algae-eaters out of any snail. great for aquarium hobbyists who don't want snails reproducing in their tanks!
  • Select SevenSeaSupply as seller at for 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Please select an expedited shipping for best result and condition of live snail if your overnight local weather is below 50'F
  • Order thru SevenSeaSupply for Guaranteed live delivery. PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP ONLY MONDAY-TUESDAY. OTHERS ORDER WILL BE SHIP THE FOLLOWING WEEK. Shipped via USPS Priority mail 2 - 3 business days (insulate box). 100% live arrival guarantee, Pictures are for references only. Each snail's shells and color are diverse and totally unique!
  • WARNING: YOUR ORDER MAYBE DELAY OR CANCEL DUE TO LOCAL WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL WEATHER BEFORE ORDER.

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Gold Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater/Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets/Natural Decorations

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Gold Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater/Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets/Natural Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • One of the largest Plant safe pet Aquarium snails, mystery snails have lively personalities and make great Aquarium pets! They pair perfectly with SpongeBob Aquarium decorations!
  • These algae eating invertebrates help clean algae off Aquarium glass, small or big aquatic plants, décor, and tank substrate. A 13 to 20 gallon tank is generally large enough for 5 mystery snails.
  • They can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails available! Other than algae, they eat leftover fish food (such as Guppy fish food), fish pellets, and blanched vegetables.
  • Golden mystery Snail shells are a bright and cheery Golden yellow color. They are completely peaceful and make great tankmates to most Aquarium Fish, including Mollies.
  • Basic fish Aquarium supplies required, including a large or small aquarium Filter. All Aquatic Arts brand Plants and animals come with a 100% live ARRIVAL guarantee, plus free email support!

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Ivory Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater | Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets | Natural Decorations

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Ivory Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater | Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets | Natural Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • One of the largest plant-safe freshwater snails, mystery snails have lively personalities and make great Aquarium pets! They pair perfectly with SpongeBob Aquarium decorations!
  • These fascinating invertebrates help clean algae off glass aquarium walls, live plants, Aquarium décor, and aquarium Substrate. A 13 to 20 gallon tank is generally large enough for 5 mystery snails.
  • They can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium Hobby. Other than algae, they eat leftover fish or Shrimp Food, fish pellets, and blanched vegetables.
  • Ivory mystery Snail shells are a striking Cream color. They are completely peaceful and make great tankmates to most freshwater fish and dwarf shrimp, such as sky Blue shrimp.
  • Basic Aquarium supplies required, including a fish tank filter (canister filters are best). Aquatic Arts brand Plants and animals come with a 100% live ARRIVAL guarantee, plus free email support!

AQUATICBLENDEDFOODS Super Freshwater Snail Mix #2 - Snail,Shrimp,Fish & Crayfish Food (2oz)- ABF2

AQUATICBLENDEDFOODS Super Freshwater Snail Mix #2 - Snail,Shrimp,Fish & Crayfish Food (2oz)- ABF2
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SUPER FRESHWATER SNAIL MIX #2 - Snail,Shrimp,Fish & Crayfish Food
  • This listing is for a 1/4 MIX OF :MINI VEGGIE STICKS With CALCIUM,SUPER VEGGIE STICKS With CALCIUM,KRILL BITS 2.0mm & MINI SHRIMP & SNAIL STICKS With CALCIUM
  • Perfect for Your SNAILS,Plecos,Catfish & Shrimp - Fish Love Them Too!!!
  • ALL FOODS SHIP IN ZIPLOCK BAGS FOR EASY USE.

SevenSeaSupply 6 Nerite Snails Combo Pack - 3 Tiger Nerite Snails, 3 Zebra Nerite Snails - Live Snails

SevenSeaSupply 6 Nerite Snails Combo Pack - 3 Tiger Nerite Snails, 3 Zebra Nerite Snails - Live Snails
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Order thru SevenSeaSupply for Guaranteed live delivery.
  • Totally safe for live plants, live shrimp, and live fish.These are juvenile nerite snails, size of 1/2" diameter, 0.5 inch
  • snails are widely known as one of, if not the most, voracious algae-eaters out of any snail. great for aquarium hobbyists who don't want snails reproducing in their tanks!
  • WARNING: YOUR ORDER MAYBE DELAY OR CANCEL DUE TO LOCAL WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL WEATHER BEFORE ORDER.

SevenSeaSupply 5 Zebra Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails

SevenSeaSupply 5 Zebra Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • There are many other seller but only Select SevenSeaSupply as seller at for 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • Livestock only ship out on Monday thru Wed, shipped via USPS Priority mail 2 - 3 business days. 100% live arrival guarantee, Pictures are for references only. Each snail's shells and color are diverse and totally unique! There cannot all be golden bright color.WARNING: YOUR ORDER MAYBE DELAY OR CANCEL DUE TO LOCAL WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL WEATHER BEFORE ORDER.

White Mystery Snail - 1/2-2 inches - Algae Eater for Aquariums

White Mystery Snail - 1/2-2 inches - Algae Eater for Aquariums
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • DO NOT ORDER IF TEMPERATURES GO BELOW 32 F DURING WINTER OR ABOVE 100 F IN YOUR REGION, SNAILS WILL NOT SURVIVE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE LIVE ARRIVAL IF TEMPERATURES ARE EXTREME. PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP ONLY FROM MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. ORDERS PLACED ON WEDNESDAY SHIP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK TRACKING FOR ARRIVAL DATE, SNAILS WILL DIE IF LEFT IN THE BOX FOR TOO LONG.
  • Can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium hobby.
  • Feeds on leftover food or almost any kind of fish food. Effective at algae control, and they also eat uneaten fish food.
  • This large and colorful snail is great for adding some color and decoration to your aquarium, but it also serve some very useful purposes. It cleans algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, it eats hair algae, and it helps keep your substrate clean and the correct color.
  • Mystery Snails are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. They are quite large as adults, growing 2"+ in size.

Caring for Bottom-Feeding Fish

While bottom feeders such as catfish and algae eaters may not be the most beautiful creatures in the tank, they have a vital function. But their continued subsistence requires special care with which many aspiring aquarium aficionados may not be familiar.

Fish are a vital part of this microcosm, though they are sometimes overshadowed by the extravagance of their surroundings. While bottom feeders such as catfish and algae eaters may not be the most beautiful creatures in the tank, they have a vital function. But their continued subsistence requires special care with which many aspiring aquarium aficionados may not be familiar.

Algae eaters such as Plecostumus (Plecos) are very efficient at removing the green slime that congeals along the glass walls of an aquarium. After this is accomplished they can survive on algae tablets, which sink to the bottom of the tank when placed in the water. There are similar food pellets designed for catfish.

A good filtration system is important for both purifying the water and maintaining oxygenation. But much of the detritus from excess food and fish waste matter sinks to the bottom of the tank, out of reach of the filter tube. Here it begins to decay, forming ammonia and lowering the pH -the measure of acidity to alkalinity- to deadly levels. pH is on a scale of 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral.

The lower the pH, the higher the acidity. A pH of 6 or 7 is ideal for most fresh water aquariums. Most pet stores carry test kits for determining the pH level of your aquarium, and testing should be done every couple of weeks. If the pH is too high, there are also products which can be added to the water to stabilize levels.

Even if the pH tests at a normal level, cleaning out the waste at the bottom of the tank is necessary. This should generally be performed on a monthly basis, depending on the size of the aquarium. This is best accomplished via a long, thick plastic tube inserted into the gravel and attached to a siphon.

Pets stores also sell units which attach directly to spigots and utilize reverse pressure to create a siphon. Prior to this, tank decorations should be removed to allow full access to the gravel. For especially large aquariums, cleaning different sections of the bottom at a time is recommended. When the tank is about one-third empty, fresh, luke-warm water should be added.

Maintaining a fresh water aquarium requires some effort, but not an unreasonable amount. If these few simple procedures are followed, bottom feeders, as well as other inhabitants of the tank, should be active and healthy.

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