Sulawesi Snail (Tylomelania sp.)
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18,927.059 mL 18.9 Litres (5 US G.)
7.62 cm 2.5-7.6cm (1-3 ")
7.2 - 8.5
537.67 °R 299.817 K
539.67 °R25.6-26.7°C (78 -80 °F)
- Sulawesi Snail, Rabbit Snail
- 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.
- Unknown, but they are NOT hermaphrodites.
- Lays 1 egg, amount of babies produced has not yet been recorded.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only supplement food if necessary.
- Must have high water temperature of around 25.6-26.7°C (78-80°F) and a pH greater than 7.0, since those are the water conditions in Sulawesi. Do not keep in very soft water as the lack of calcium will cause the shell to corrode.
- Very peaceful snail towards others of its own kind and fish and other inverts.
- 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")
- Note: All pictures are from PlanetInverts.com