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Pearl Blue Ramshorn Rams Horn Snail

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Pearl Blue Ramshorn Snail

The Ramshorn Snail is extremely effective at cleaning algae from aquarium glass, ornaments and plants. Larger in size than pest snails - around the size of a fifty-pence coin fully grown. Please note, pearl ramshorns are a tropical species, not suitable for ponds or coldwater.

The term ramshorn snail or ram's horn snail is used to describe various kinds of freshwater snails whose shells are planispiral, meaning that the shell is a flat coil. Such shells resemble a coil of rope, or (as the name suggests) a ram's horn.

Ramshorn snails generally will eat only the most delicate plants, preferring algae and uneaten fish food. Some varieties do particularly enjoy eating the leaves of stem plants such as cabomba and anacharis.

Features

Approx. supplied size: 2cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: USA, Florida
Ideal number kept together: 1+ (2 for breeding)

Water conditions
pH: 6.5-8.0
Temperature: 20 – 28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Require a source of algae to feed.

Diet
The food we recommend is an algae supplement. Small or large wafers. A calcium block will help whiten the shells.

Compatibility
Some aquarium species will eat ramshorn snails, including puffers, loaches (such as the clown loach or any other member of the genus Botia), bettas, crayfish, and most gouramis. Apple snails and assassin snails will also prey upon ramshorn snails. Good fish tank mates for snails include danios, guppies, White Cloud Mountain minnows, neon tetras, and corydoras catfish. All of these are non-aggressive fish that cohabit easily with snails.

Breeding / Sex
Prolific. Ramshorn snails are hermaphroditic - two organisms of any sex have the ability to breed and produce offspring. Ramshorn snails lay eggs in globules, which tend to be brownish in color. The globules contain about a dozen or so eggs, though it can vary. The globules are translucent, so it is possible to visually see the new snails develop in size. The newborn snails are clearish white.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 1-2 years in perfect conditions.

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