The Mystery Snail mystery question...
I got to thinking.... why are they called "mystery" snails? Then I thought this would be a great way to test everyone's creativity.
Submit your theories below....
My first thought is the person who first discovered them. They rode their steed into town to check out their local trade shop to buy plants for their magic fish box. There they find the finest aquatic greenery they have ever seen and pick up a few specialty plants labeled "FlatLeafSouthAmericanus"... Weeks later they are watching the new habitat they proudly created for their tea parties and notice a dozen rocks climbing the walls of their magic box. They then mumble to themselves... "What the......?"
Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.
It is a mystery to me how they can be so damn fast when they have no legs !!
You can have it done good, cheap, and fast. Pick any two.
80g (300L) - Discus, Silver Dollars, Corys, Kuhlis, Zebras, Bristlenose Plecs, Flying Foxes, Bumblebee Gobies, Bolivian Rams and a Whiptail Catfish.
18g (60L) - Lake Tanganyika tank with 3 Neolamprologus multifasciatus and 13 Neon Tetras.
10g (38L) - 2 male Betta Splendens (Crowntails) - Optimus Prime & Megatron
Pond (350-450g) - 9 Goldfish, Comets, Shebumpkins & 2 Yabbies.
Diary Of A Madman (My Blog)
Aye dont like the things. Not sure how they got the name, maybe they were discoverd(sp) in a place where they were not the day before, so there arrival was a mystery?
My Current Aquariums
20 gallon, Two blue gouramis, One Danios, Two albino coreys and five red guarres.
75 gallon mbuna tank, Four yellow labs, Four rusty cichlids, One red zebras, pair of Eureka peacocks
10 gallon planted- Six Caridnal tetras,
another 10 gallon, and newts
it is a mystery to me that they can disappear in a tank....no matter how hard you look for those little suckers...and then..poof...just reappear a few days later....
Just a common name thought up by some clever collector/marketer many decades ago to make them more attractive to people. Guess it's better than Big Ole Snail as a common name :)
When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.
Omnia mutantur nihil interit.
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go
It is a mystery how they took over the world and actually became a pest in some countries. I believe they invaded Australia now. I think that is where the name came from?
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but there is only one in my pond.....