Columbian Ramshorn Snail (Marisa cornuarietis)

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Columbian Ramshorn Snail

Columbian Ramshorn Snail

Marisa cornuarietis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")


1 - 1.008


7.5 - 7.8

21.1-25.6°C (70 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years

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.

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