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Chocolate Rabbit Snail - (qty 3)

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Tylomelania spec. Poso "Chocolate" (04:33)
Tylomelania spec. Poso "Chocolate" from Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
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Product Description

PH Range:   7.2 – 8.6  
Size:   2 – 3”
Temperature Range:   73 – 85 F.  
Diet:   Herbivores
Hardness Range:   KH 5 - 10  
Habitat:   fresh and brackish aquatic
Life Span:   unknown

Tylomelania spec. Poso “Chocolate” are from Sulawesi and very adaptable to a wide range of water conditions with many keepers reporting quite a bit of success at a ph of 7.5 and 78F.  They are scavengers that have a great appetite and have live babies. They were first discovered by Fritz and Paul Sararin, Swiss naturalists in 1896.  In the wild they are found in the Lake Poso and Malili System. Introducing these snails to a tank that is fully established (generally six months or more) is a good idea because it will give them more growth to feed on and stable water to live in. If you’re introducing them to a newer tank then be sure the water is clear of nitrites and ammonia levels and supplement their diet. They are eye-catching and often more active in lower lighting and in the dark. These snails are fantastic scavengers and will feed off of a wide range of fish waste, leftover food, dead plant matter, algae and biofilm. Some breeders will agree that their voracious appetite may extend to your live plants especially if their diet isn’t supplemented with a range of pellets, algae wafers and vegetables. These snails will also need a good source of calcium to maintain healthy well-formed shells. This species is very interesting to breed. They are virtually impossible to tell the genders apart and are not asexual so you will need a group of four or more to have a pair for mating. The female will gestate the egg in her uterus and then deliver a single egg that dissolves quickly, leaving a live and miniature version of the parent that is capable of scavenging on its own. Because of this intricate process the Chocolate Rabbit Snail reproduces at a relatively slow rate, perhaps only a few specimens every few months. The movement of these little guys is fascinating to watch. They will move around the tank using their large feet and only gaining an inch or two with each slow tug.  Watching their feelers search for food and their progression through your water can keep you entertained for many hours.  If you’re hoping to keep these guys happy and breeding you’ll want stable water conditions and plenty of rocks and logs for them to hide in. Copper is a lethal metal to all snails so make sure that your water is free of it. Additionally, it is critical that you pay attention to any treatments for sick fish as many contain copper. Finally, snails can be quite hardy so please do not release yours into the wild because it can upset the indigenous creatures.


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Product Reviews

  1. great snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2018

    Well packaged and beautiful snails! Thanks!


  2. best i found 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2017

    These are great I plan on getting more soon thanks so much for great shipping also


  3. rabbit snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2016

    All snails arrived healthy and on time. Great communication with seller. 5 stars


  4. Just teenagers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2016

    They arrived fast and health,not fully grown so I will have them longer. Beautiful shells no chips or cracks. Came right out and started snailing around at once.Just love them, thanks again as always.


  5. Beautiful Snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2014

    I ordered my snails on March 14th, 2014 and they shipped on Monday March 17th and arrived today on March 18th.

    They all arrived alive and looked just like the picture. As soon as I acclimated them still in the bag they were actively moving around. Once they got into the aquarium all three went on a stroll and snacked on Rapeshy then when to sleep or rest for a while.

    I have a baby Rabbit Snail in that tank that I would rarely see but all of the sudden it showed up and climbed on one of the Chocolates, I thought that was too cute...happy baby Rabbit snail now has some buddies...now I hope that they will be happy in their new home.

    Very pleased with my purchase and recommend Elite Inverts highly to anyone looking for quality products.


  6. VERY PLEASED 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2013

    I ORDERED SOME OF THESE A WHILE BACK AND ITS BEEN ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF NOW AND THEY ARE ALL STILL ALIVE.THEY LOOK JUST LIKE THE PICTURE TO.



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