RAMSHORN SNAIL CARE, SIZE AND FOOD
by James Morelan on Mar 04, 2020
Ramshorn snails tend to stay small and will rarely grow larger than 1" their size increases with age. After the snail's hatch, they tend to be the size of a pinhead but grow fast if enough food is supplied for the aquarium.
Tank size: Any tank larger than 5 gallons should be good. Ramshorn snails love to explore and prefer to have more room to grow. They are also more likely to breed in larger aquariums! We also recommend keeping live plants in your aquarium
Water: Ramshorn snails are very hardy and can survive many different temperatures and Ph variation. If you are able to keep basic tropical fish the snails will do great with them!
Ramshorn snails are not known for eating live plants but if the plant is decaying they may munch on them. They will also eat some soft algae but they are not the best cleaners for aquariums. Occasaly if there is a death in my aquarium ie. dead fish, dead snails I tend to keep the body in the aquarium and allow snails to feed on them. It's a natural cycle but I do not recommend doing this if your aquarium is not established and if you do not have a large cleanup crew because it could lead to an ammonia spike.
Ramshorn snails also prefer to eat bottom feeder wafers, check out Bottom Feeder Delight. It's our staple diet for ramshorn snails as well as plecos and cory catfish!
Do they eat a lot of food?
Ramshorn snails are great bottom feeders and love leftovers. I tend to feed them every other day!
Are they easy to breed?
Ramshorn are one of the easiest animals to breed! Were working on a blog post that explains it!
Should I get some ramshorn snails?
I would really recommend you to get some! They are great pets and help keep your aquarium healthy and safe!
I hope you enjoyed this ramshorn care guide! If you need any help send us an email!