Pearl Pink Ramshorn Rams Horn Snail

Live FishSKU: PEARL-PINK-RAMSHORN

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

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Description

Pearl Pink Ramshorn Snail

The Ramshorn Snail is extremely effective at cleaning algae from aquarium glass, ornaments and plants. Larger in size than pest snails - around the size of a fifty-pence coin. Please note, pink ramshorns are a tropical species, not suitable for ponds or coldwater.

The term ramshorn snail or ram's horn snail is used to describe various kinds of freshwater snails whose shells are planispiral, meaning that the shell is a flat coil. Such shells resemble a coil of rope, or (as the name suggests) a ram's horn.

Ramshorn snails generally will eat only the most delicate plants, preferring algae and uneaten fish food. Some varieties do particularly enjoy eating the leaves of stem plants such as cabomba and anacharis.

Features

Approx. size: 2-3cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: USA, Florida
Ideal number kept together: 1+ (2 for breeding)

Water conditions
pH: 7.0-8.0
Temperature: 23 – 28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Require a source of algae to feed.

Diet
The food we recommend is an algae supplement. Small or large wafers. A calcium block will help whiten the shells.

Compatibility
Some aquarium species will eat ramshorn snails, including puffers, loaches (such as the clown loach or any other member of the genus Botia), bettas, crayfish, and most gouramis. Apple snails and assassin snails will also prey upon ramshorn snails. Good fish tank mates for snails include danios, guppies, White Cloud Mountain minnows, neon tetras, and corydoras catfish. All of these are non-aggressive fish that cohabit easily with snails.

Breeding / Sex
Prolific. Ramshorn snails are hermaphroditic - two organisms of any sex have the ability to breed and produce offspring. Ramshorn snails lay eggs in globules, which tend to be brownish in color. The globules contain about a dozen or so eggs, though it can vary. The globules are translucent, so it is possible to visually see the new snails develop in size. The newborn snails are clearish white.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 1-2 years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 SERVICE  SPEND  COST
 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day) *  £50 and up FREE
     
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)

 - FREE

 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99

 

*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

 

* Orders over £50 that are under 2kg may be sent by a Royal Mail Tracked 24 service.

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