Blueberry snails are a rare freshwater nail that gives live birth. For sale at Aquatic Arts
Blueberry snails are a rare freshwater nail that gives live birth. For sale at Aquatic Arts
Blueberry snails are a rare freshwater nail that gives live birth. For sale at Aquatic Arts
Blueberry snails are a rare freshwater nail that gives live birth. For sale at Aquatic Arts

Blueberry Snails (Viviparus sp.)

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Blueberry Snail
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Aquatic Arts - Blueberry Snail (Viviparus Sp.)

For the safety of our animals, we now ship live snails exclusively via UPS 2nd Next Day Air. If your order contains this item, you will  see UPS 2nd Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout.

Freshwater Blueberry Snails are wild collected and have imperfections on there shells.

The Blueberry Snail is a rare and vibrant freshwater snail, newly discovered and prized for its striking coloration and beneficial tank-cleaning behavior.


The Blueberry Snail (Viviparus Sp.) is a captivating freshwater snail known for its dark blue body adorned with orangey-gold flecks. Native to the rivers and tributaries around Papua, Indonesia, this species stands out in any aquarium with its unique coloration. As a live-bearing species, Blueberry Snails give birth to one baby snail every 1-3 weeks, making them a fascinating addition to your aquatic setup. These snails are perfect for both beginners and advanced hobbyists due to their easy care requirements and peaceful nature.

What We Like About This Snail:

  • Striking Coloration: Dark blue body with orange-gold flecks.
  • Live-bearing: Females give birth to one baby snail every 1-3 weeks.
  • Tank Cleaners: Help keep the tank clean by eating algae and detritus.
  • Beginner-Friendly: Easy to care for and adaptable to various conditions.


Blueberry Snails thrive in well-planted tanks with plenty of hiding spots and soft substrates. They are particularly fond of stem plants and sandy bottoms. Ensure that bushy plants are used sparingly, as these snails may nibble on them. A tank with a low flow filter, covered intake to prevent snails from getting sucked in, is ideal for their habitat.


Incorporating botanicals such as Indian Almond Leaves, Catappa Bark, and Alder Cones can enrich the aquarium environment for Blueberry Snails. These botanicals release beneficial tannins and humic substances, creating a more natural habitat. They also provide additional hiding spots and grazing areas, promoting natural behavior and enhancing the overall health of your snails.

Shrimp and Fish Compatibility:

Blueberry Snails are peaceful and can coexist with other snails, invertebrates, and community fish such as Barbs, Guppies, Tetras, and other schooling fish. Their gentle nature makes thum a safe addition to a diverse tank.


Blueberry Snails are omnivorous and thrive on a diet of spirulina flake food, algae wafers, decaying plant leaves, and detritus. They also enjoy algae growing on aquarium surfaces, helping to keep the tank clean and balanced.

Recommended Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: 78° F (25° - 28° C)
  • pH: 7.2 - 7.8 
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: 0 ppm
  • KH: 0 - 4 dKH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
  • Water Type: Freshwater, no aquarium salt

Care Guidelines:

  • Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept spirulina flakes, algae wafers, and decaying plant matter.
  • Social Behavior: Peaceful, can be kept with community fish and invertebrates.
  • Origin: Papua, Indonesia.
  • Average Adult Size: 1 - 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm)
  • Average Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inch (1.2 - 2.5 cm)

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.



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