Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania gemmifera

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2 - 5

Minimum Tank Size

10

Color

Brown, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly Basic (7.2-7.8 pH), High Water Hardness (6+ dKH), and 72-84 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera) are a peaceful snail, that produce relatively infrequently, in comparison to most other freshwater snails found thru-ought the aquarist hobby. The Rabbit Snail will typically reach a length of two inches, and live for three years. With Rabbit Snail, it is important to maintain low levels of Ammonia (NH4), Nitrite (NO2), and Nitrate (NO3). Calcareous invertebrates typically have a difficult time producing a shell, and growing, in less than neutral conditions. Aquarium conditions for calcareous invertebrates can worsen with excessive levels of Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate. The Rabbit Snail will leave the greater majority of aquatic plants alone. However, Rabbit Snail may attempt to consume any available vegetative matter if they become malnourished.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae Wafer, Boiled Cucumber, Omnivore Pellet


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