Category Archives: rabbit snails
Golden /Orange Poso Rabbit Snails
I have been slowly collecting golden / orange poso rabbitsnail adults and should have a very limited number of babies available in the next couple of months. Here are some of the adults eating snello 🙂
Baby Yellow Rabbit Snails for Sale – Tylomelania / Sulawesi Snailsm
Very limited # of Baby Yellow Rabbit snails for sale – 1/4″ or slightly larger. $8 each
WINTER SHIPPING: Heat packs available at no extra cost but you must have temperatures above 30 degrees F for them to function.
Minimum order $25. Shipping available via priority mail with tracking number within the Continental USA (excluding Maine): $15
Please contact me if interested.
Below is a photo of a couple of my adults (not for sale – pictured so that you can see what the babies may look like when older). Yellow rabbit snail babies typically will grow up to be some shade of yellow. Occasionally other colors can occur such as white or brown.
Adult Yellow Rabbit Snails – Tylomelania / sulawesi / rabbit snails found in pet stores, are usually wild caught which can deplete native populations. The babies I offer are tank raised with no impact on the wild population 🙂 Rabbit snails can live for 2-4 years and are easy to care for. They love snello / snail jello, algae wafers, some vegetables such as frozen/thawed cut green beans and left over fish food, the will eat some algae but need to be fed regularly to thrive. The do best if you offer a calcium source such as weco wonder shells or plain white bird cuttlebone in the aquarium for them for proper shell growth.
Cleaning a rabbit snail (tylomelania) aquarium
Cleaning my rabbit snail aquariums takes some special consideration. While mystery snails and ramshorns will happily mob food at one end of the aquarium while I carefully clean, this isn’t always true of rabbit snails. Rabbit snails eat until they are very full, and then can sleep for a few days. When resting, they often burrow under the aquarium gravel and hide behind the sponge filters. Females also do this right before giving birth to a baby.
To keep them as safe as possible from injury, I very carefully rake the gravel with my fingers and remove every single rabbit snail I can find and place them gently in a bucket. Then I can safely gravel vacuum their aquarium and put them back as soon as the debris settles again.
I also squeeze the sponge filters in a separate bucket to break up the bio-film and make sure they aren’t clogged and that water is still flowing through them well and replace filter media as needed.
Yellow Spotted Rabbit Snails – Tylomelania
After searching online and in various pet stores for TWO YEARS, I have finally located enough yellow spotted rabbit snail adults to have a breeding group. This means in the future I may be able to offer a very limited number of babies. Watch for updates 🙂