Chocolate rabbit snails resemble Malaysian trumpet snails in shape but rabbit snails are much larger in size. The shape and color of rabbit snails are slightly different as well. They are equally as valuable for your aquarium as Malaysian trumpet snails making them a great alternative. Snails will be equal to or larger than 1/4 of an inch.
- Snails help keep a shrimp tank from re-cycling by providing adequate bio-load
- By burrowing into the substrates, these snails help keep turning the substrate which prevents gas build-up.
- Snails eat leftover food to prevent ammonia spikes
- Hardy, so they can adjust to most water parameters
When Receiving Snails:
- Place the snails in the corner of the tank and make a mental note of where they were placed
- Watch the snails over 7 days, if they do not move remove them from the aquarium
- Give the snails a smell and if they stink, then they are dead
- If they do not smell, add them back to the aquarium and give it another 3 days
- It is common for snails to burrow into the substrate and disappear from sight
Also, known as the elephant snails, rabbit snails are very peaceful in nature. They have a great temperament to them and they enjoy exploring the aquarium. They are never aggressive to other inhabitants. Rabbit snails tend to be active throughout the day and night. They do not favor one time or the other to be involved.
- TDS between 200 and 400
- GH between 6 and 15
- KH between 4 and 8
- PH around 7.2 to 7.8
- These parameters are what we keep them at, they can adjust to other parameters as well. Try to stay on the harder side rather than softer water.