Sulawesi Snail (Tylomelania sp.)

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Revision as of 16:34, 8 August 2011

Sulawesi Snail

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Image courtesy of PlanetInverts.com

Tylomelania sp.

Easy

18.927 liters
18,927.059 mL
18.9 Litres (5 US G.)

7.62 cm 2.5-7.6cm (1-3 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.2 - 8.5

298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
299.817 K
26.667 °C
539.67 °R
25.6-26.7°C (78 -80 °F)

6-20 °d

Uncommon

1-3 years





Contents

Alternative Names

Sulawesi Snail, Rabbit Snail

Origin

These new species of snails have recently been discovered in Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are many different colours and species, and are just making their début into America.

Sexing

Unknown, but they are NOT hermaphrodites.

Breeding

Lays 1 egg, amount of babies produced has not yet been recorded.

Tank compatibility

A very peaceful snail despite its size. Will not harm any plants, fish, or inverts. Do not keep with aggressive fish that may attack or eat the snail like Loaches.

Diet

Eats algae, left over fish food, par-boiled vegetables and fruit. Will not generally eat plants. Will mostly stay on substrate and glass since its too heavy for leaves to support its weight.

Feeding regime

Only supplement food if necessary.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Very peaceful snail towards others of its own kind and fish and other inverts.

Identification

The shell is conical (cornucopia) in shape and heavily ridged, it has been found in a variety of colours. It is a fairly large snail with the shell reaching around 5.1-7.6cm (2-3")

Pictures

Note: All pictures are from PlanetInverts.com

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