Orange Poso Rabbit Snails
Scientific Name: Tylomelania Gemmifera "Orange"
Wild Origin: Sulawesi
Adult Size: 3in
Orange Poso Rabbit Snails Tylomelania are arguably one of the most attractive snails in the aquarium hobby. This snail features a yellowish-orange body with a long spiraled shell that alternates in black and brown tones. Rabbit snails reproduce very slowly and can be added to the aquarium without fear of it becoming invasive.
The Orange Poso Rabbit Snail has a long, wrinkled snout and is a great scavenger for leftover food or algae. This freshwater snail is peaceful and can be paired with any livestock that will not harm them. It should be noted that these snails come from warm waters, so a stable temperature is highly recommended for good health. Having some shady areas or places to hide is preferable as a bare, open tank with bright lighting is not ideal for these critters.
When choosing tank mates for your newest additions, avoid species that eat snails and that will outcompete them for food. These include Loaches, Crayfish, Large Cichlids, Goldfish, and other larger species.
We prefer keeping our Rabbit snails in most of our Buce tanks along with Amano Shrimp, Neocardina Shrimp, Caridina Shrimp, Oticinclus, Siamese Algae Eaters, Tetras, Cories, Bettas and other peaceful fish.
Key Features & Important Notes
- Tank-raised specimen.
- To increase survival rates, please allow 2-3 business days after placing an order to properly prepare live animal shipments.
Listed information should be treated as general guidelines only. We encourage you to do thorough research before committing to keeping any livestock.
- Temperature Range: 70-84°F
- pH: 7.6-8.4
- GH: 6-8
- KH: 4-8
- Hardness: 2-15
- Brackish Tolerance: 1.000-1.003
20 gallons. We don't recommend smaller tanks as snails produce a large amount of waste that will add to the tank's bio-load.
Algae, biofilm, diatoms, decaying plant matter, spirulina powder, algae wafers, blanched vegetables.
Unlike pest snails, Rabbit Snails exhibit a more moderate reproductive pace. This is partly because they lack the ability to reproduce through asexual means; successful breeding requires the presence of both male and female specimens in the aquarium.
Maturing into their reproductive phase takes about a year for Rabbit Snails. Their reproductive rate is notably gradual in comparison to other aquatic snail species, typically involving egg laying every 4-6 weeks under favorable conditions.
These snails release a small white egg sac containing usually one or two baby snails. Once these juveniles emerge from the sac, they are prepared to venture into their surroundings in search of nourishment.
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