Columbian Ramshorn Snail (Marisa cornuarietis)
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Columbian Ramshorn Snail
38 Litres (10 US G.)
1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")
7.5 - 7.8
21.1-25.6°C (70 -78 °F)
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Columbian Ramshorn Snail, Giant Ramshorn Snail, Giant Striped Apple Snail
Species Note[edit | edit source]
- Although this looks like, and is often called, a Ramshorn Snail or the Planorbidae family, it is in fact a member of the Apple Snail family, or Ampullariidae family.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful snail, will not bother tank inhabitants. However, should not be kept with snail-eating fish that may attack it such as Loaches or Pufferfish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- An omnivore, this snail will scour it's environment for foods including dead and decaying matter and plant material. Can be supplemented with blanched vegetables or catfish wafers.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Will constantly graze.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- A spacious tank with good filtration is needed. Cannot be kept in a planted tank as it will eat plants. Can tolerate Brackish water.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful, will move slowly around the tank looking for food. Can go to the surface to get air as it has a syphon.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A circular shell with 3-4 whorls, older snails have a planorboid shell. The shell is dark yellow to pale brown in base colour with 3-6 brown spiral bands. A cultivated yellow snail with no bands has been bred.