Tropical Freshwater Inverts for Freshwater Aquariums: Gold Rabbit Snail, Tylomelania gemmifera
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Gold Rabbit Snail
(Tylomelania gemmifera)
Gold Rabbit Snail
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Brown, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 68-74° F, KH 2-15, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 3"
Origin Indonesia
Family Pachychilidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

Be one of the first aquarists in America to showcase this fascinating Sulawesi freshwater snail. Tylomelania gemmifera is a lacustrine species found exclusively in Lake Matano in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Gold Rabbit Snail Tylomelania gemmifera is most striking because it appears to have a bunny "face," with an elongated head, drooping yellow antennae "ears," and a long, downturned mouth.

The Gold Rabbit Snail also is quite the character to watch, using its muscular foot to move along the substrate in loping, deliberate "steps," arching and dragging its spiraling unicorn-horn shell as it goes.

They make excellent cleanup crews, seeking out leftover food and vacuuming up detritus from the substrate. They will also consume algae and plant matter, occasionally eating aquarium plants like Java Ferns.

Given the right conditions, The Gold Rabbit Snail is documented to reproduce in the home aquarium, but at too slow of a rate to worry about nuisance population explosions. They are one of the rare snails who deliver 1-3 perfectly formed "babies" in individual milky-white egg sacs.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Chase U Turlock , CA
I have had my snail for about a week now and these guys are the best. They don't seem like they would move around very well but they do. They kind of hop and skip. They cover a lot of ground and do a lot of cleaning. They look more like an elephant than a rabbit but they are definitely unique. I would highly recommend one.
Javier S Olympia , WA
I recieved my order today and I have to say these are the coolest snails I've seen and are very healthy. After acclimating to my aquarium they immediately started foraging for food. The bright gold color and contrast to shell is a marvelous sight to see. i will use liveaquaria.com for all my future fish and invertebrate needs. They are the best online seller I have ordered from.
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