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Baby Yellow Rabbit Snails for Sale – Tylomelania / Sulawesi Snails

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AVAILABLE NOW!
Very limited # of Baby Yellow Rabbit snails for sale  – 1/4″ or slightly larger.  BUY 10 – GET 1 FREE for $50
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.

Adult Yellow Rabbit snails
Adult Yellow Rabbit Snails – Tylomelania / sulawesi snails

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 rabbit snails in a bucket while there aquarium is being gravel vacuumed.
Yellow rabbit snails in a bucket while there aquarium is being gravel vacuumed.

Gorontalo Rabbit Snails – Tylomelania / Sulawesi Snails

I am somewhat fascinated with rabbit snails and have a few orange posos, yellows, yellow spotted and now… the unexpected. GORONTALO RABBIT SNAILS.

I have been begging a local pet store to get orange rabbit snails for me because I have been hoping to setup an orange poso breeding group. Sadly I have only managed to get 4 of them in the last year and a half…

This week,  I was pleasantly surprised, not only to find that they had managed to get in 6 orange rabbit snails, but that they appear to be the rare Gorontalo rabbit snail.  All 6 of these beautiful snails came home with me and they will be living in a 60 gallon aquarium. I am hoping they will breed for me, with time, since they are so incredibly rare. Like all rabbit snails they will only produce around 1 baby per month per female. There is no way to sex them so I just have to wait and see if I have both males and females in the group. Time will tell.

Below are a few more pictures of these unusual rabbit snails.

Gorontalo Rabbit Snails
Gorontalo Rabbit Snails
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snail
Gorontalo Rabbit Snails
Gorontalo Rabbit Snails