Very limited # of Baby Yellow Rabbit snails for sale – 1/4″ or slightly larger. $8 each
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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 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.
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 🙂
Take your chosen mystery snail out of the water (don’t worry, they have a lung and can breathe air — this does not harm them at all as long as they aren’t kept out of the water for a long period of time).
Sit down and hold the mystery snail on its back between your thumb and forefinger in a slightly vertical position.
Wait… wait some more… wait some more. In all sincerity this takes an incredible amount of patience because the snail could come out in 5 minutes, 30 minutes or not at all.
Gender can be identified when the snail comes far out of its shell (see photos below for how far).
Look at the snail’s RIGHT shoulder. (The left side of each image as you look at the photos on your screen)
On a female you will see what looks like two holes on either shoulder just under the shell.
On a male, you will see the sheath mostly blocking the hole on the snail’s right shoulder side (left as you look at the photo on your screen).
I think assassin snails are neat and want to keep them, but prefer not to feed them other snails. So what can they eat if live snails aren’t on the menu? They love any meaty food and frozen fish food works well as a diet. Mine love frozen mussels, with frozen bloodworms as a close second. They will also eat frozen mysis shrimp and in a pinch shrimp pellets but they would much rather have frozen food over freeze dried or flakes.
The picture above shows the snails congregating around a cube of mussels that was dropped in the water for them to eat.