Ramshorn Snail Care Sheet
Ramshorn Snails (planorbella duryi)
Ramshorn Snails are a peaceful community snail that make a great addition to community tanks. They come in a variety of colors including Red, Blue, Gold and Brown. They are safe for planted aquariums and as an added benefit will eat decaying and dying plant matter. They are great algae eaters and clean up excess food and other decaying matter in your aquarium! With a general lifespan of about 1 year, these snails thrive best in small groups. Ramshorn Snails are prolific breeders, laying small eggs sacs throughout their environment.
Ramshorn Snails require a good source of calcium in order to keep their shell healthy and growing thick. We offer our Ramshorn Snails constant access to a Cuttle Bone to supplement the necessary calcium they need to grow. Our Ramshorns are also fed Invert Aquatic's Micro Mix, a mixture of Algae Discs and Sinking Pellets, which is a great daily staple for almost all bottom feeding creatures. We also occasionally offer blanched zucchini and other softened veggies.
Ramshorn Snails are hardy little creatures, when you first receive them, they often will stay hidden in their shells, sometimes appearing lifeless for hours on end. Usually after a day of acclimating in a new tank they will begin exploring. Dead snails will not hide in their shells, they will hang lifeless out of it. It is never good to try and force a snail open or out of its shell. They can easily be injured in trying.
** Do NOT Use Medications, Chemicals or Foods containing Copper - This is deadly to all Snails. Click HERE for more information about Copper-Free Foods **