PH range 7.5-8
Life Span: 1-2 years
Habitat: Fully aquatic
The species name for this snail is Clithion diadema and it is another variation of the Horned Nerite. This Indonesian snail is known to have prong-shaped horns and a golden shell with dark brown stripes. They are a small snail that is easy to keep and a great addition to a cleanup crew. These snails are so proficient at eating algae and biofilm that they will get and keep your tank clean quite quickly. It is often suggested that you only get one or two of these snails per five gallon of established (older than six months) tank water. When placing them in your tank, be sure to do so facing the shell down or on its side as they find turning over difficult. It is best to have a secure lid on your tank with Clithion Coronas because they will climb out. These snails will dine of off tank debris, dead plant material, and algae, biofilm and fish waste. They are enjoyed because they leave live plants and other livestock alone. You will need to supplement their diet with shrimp pellets or algae wafers in addition to calcium. The calcium may come in the form of supplements or calcium rich vegetables that have been blanched and placed in the tank. The calcium is important for strong shell growth and without it they will have shell deformations. These snails will not breed in freshwater but instead need brackish water to lay and hatch their eggs. On the rare occasion a female has laid her eggs in fresh water they will not survive and hatch. For this reason, many hobbyists enjoy these snails as they don’t have to worry about their overbreeding and swarming their tank. The Clithion Corona is a pleasure to watch as it moves around your tank feeding off of dead plants and skimming algae off your living plants. They will get an adventurous streak and escape your tank if given the chance and they can live a few hours outside of the water before drying up. Keep a look out for escapes so your snail doesn’t dry up and die outside of your tank. It is also important for you to keep copper away from your snails as it is a lethal metal. It can be found in many medications so be cautioned when treating your fish for any illness.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2015
They arrived safe and sound.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jul 2012
These snails add a nice little bit of color, and the spines just look plain cool.
Posted by MyRichDC on 4th Jun 2012
Love the way these snails look. Thanks.