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Brotia herculea

likes the water on the hard side, its apex soon erodes in soft water. Resembles the "normal" Malayan trumpet snail at first glance.

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Brotia cf. manning

newly introduced to the hobby, livebearer

 

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Brotia pagodula

Trivial name: pagoda snail

can grow to just under 6 cm, breeding is difficult. Specialized feeder, difficult to keep in the long run.

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Clithon sp. "brown"

Trivial name: marble antler snail

A rather delicate snail with small appendages on the shell. Does not reproduce in fresh water. needs harder water, otherwise tends to have shell damages.

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 clithon sp. "black/gold"

Trivial name: sun antler snail

A rather delicate snail with small appendages on the shell. Does not reproduce in fresh water. needs harder water, otherwise tends to have shell damages.

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 clithon sp. "green"

Trivial name: green antler snail

grows a little larger than the other Clithon species to approx. nerite size. No reproduction in fresh water, tends to have a damaged shell

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 Melanoides tuberculatus

Trivial name: Malayan trumpet snail, MTS

Very useful snail that digs the ground and thus prevents from fouling. Totally unproblematic reproduction in fresh water.

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Pachymelania byroensis

Trivial name: none so far

Size up to 6 cm, so far not reproducing in captivity. Feeding with fine spirulina powder very recommendable

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Pachymelania fusca

Trivial name: none so far

Size up to 4 cm, brackish-water snail (up to 15G/l of salt), possible to keep in fresh water, but difficult

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Planorbarius corneus

Trivial name: ramshorn snail

Highly reproductive in freshwater, often used to eat leftover food in breeding tanks.

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Planorbarius corneus var. blue

Trivial name: blue ramshorn snail

Highly reproductive in freshwater, often used to eat leftover food in breeding tanks

  

Planorbarius corneus var. pink

Trivial name: pink ramshorn snail

Highly reproductive in freshwater, often used to eat leftover food in breeding tanks

  

Planorbarius corneus var. red

Trivial name: red ramshorn snail

Highly reproductive in freshwater, often used to eat leftover food in breeding tanks

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Planorbarius corneus var. white

Trivial name: white ramshorn snail

Highly reproductive in freshwater, often used to eat leftover food in breeding tanks

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Pomacea bridgesii var. blue

Trivial name: blue apple snail

Reproduction in fresh water possible, can reach tennis ball size

Datasheet as PDF-download (german)

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 Pomacea bridgesii var. white

Trivial name: white apple snail

Reproduction in fresh water possible, can reach tennis ball size

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 Pomacea bridgesii var. purple

Trivial name: purple apple snail

Reproduction in fresh water possible, can reach tennis ball size

Data sheet as PDF-download (german)

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Thiara cancellata

Trivialname: hairy snail

A challange to keep in the aquarium, so far only captured from the wild, feeding is difficult (seems to work with spirulinapulver in my tanks)

Data sheet as PDF-download (german)

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Tylomelania sp. "Thunderbolt"

Trivial name: Thunderbolt snail

Purely freshwater snail from Sulawesi, probably viviparous but not yet bred in captivity.

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Vittina coromandeliana 

Trivial name: Striped or tiger nerite

Colorful attractive nerite. Eats algae growth. No reproduction in fresh water. needs harder water, its shell soon erodes in soft water. Nocturnal snail, rather quiet during the day

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Vittina semiconica 

Trivialnamen: orange track snail

Colorful attractive nerite. Eats algae growth. No reproduction in fresh water. needs harder water, its shell soon erodes in soft water. Nocturnal snail, rather quiet during the day

Data sheet as PDF-download (german)

 
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