ramshorn snail (Planorbis rebrum)
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ramshorn snail (Planorbis rebrum)


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Common Name: ramshorn snail
Proper Name: Planorbis rebrum
Category: Invertebrates
Temperature: 15 - 25 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 6 cm
 
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do these guys eat (destroy) plants?
 
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This is the best snail ever. I got them on some plants along with pond snails. Well no more pound snails only rams. These are pretty snails they get to be good size. They don't breed out of control. I have had blues reds brown color shells from different generations of the same few snails. I would like to go selective breeding of these guys. They never hurt my plants or shrimp. They eat algae well but are not crazy about green hair algea. Great shrimp.
 
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Awesome little snails! I've never seen them eat healthy plants, but they will eat decaying/dead/sick leaves, which is fine with me. If I overfeed I see a lot more snails. If I stop overfeeding, they die out. So I don't ever need to control them as they control themselves and help me monitor my feeding habits. I had pink/pearly ones and blue ones. I culled the blue ones because I preferred the pinks in all my tanks. I now have some popping up of the copper color in the picture shown here. They are little gems. I'm not sure how to selectively breed, or if there are "designer" strains, but I'd love to learn more. Culling ones I don't like is easy enough.
 
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see Planorbis corneus as well
 
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Some must have hitched a ride on a plant because I have had my tank for 3 months and now I have hundreds of them. The over population is due to overfeeding. I don't mind them and think they are pretty cute
 
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When I first set up my 30 gallon I had a bunch of snails hitchhike into the tank on the plants I added. I had a bunch of trumpet snails and another mystery snail, but only one of these little guys. I really wish I had more of them so they would breed because I really enjoy watching the little guy cruise around the tank.

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