Ramshorn Snails for Ponds

Live FishSKU: RMH_SNAIL

    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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Sale price£2.59

Description

Ramshorn Pond Snails

The Ramshorn Snail (Planorbis corneus) is a small molluscs popular in the pond and aquarium hobby. Their shell looks like a tight coil of rope and they vary in colour from translucent to shades of brown and black depending on their diet. Ramshorn snails will feed on dead plants and algae, helping to keep you water clear and your pond ecosystem working in harmony. Perfect for any size pond from a patio tub style pond upwards.

Can you keep pond Ramshorn Snails in a fish tank?
Yes, our ramshorns are aquarium-reared so you can keep ramshorn snails in a coldwater aquarium indoors. However, if transferring from your outdoor pond to an indoor aquarium, be sure to purge them in a fishless quarantine aquarium for a week or two, because pond-bred wild ramshorn snails can carry parasites which are harmful to fish.

Do Ramshorn Snails eat lots of algae?
Yes, ramshorn snails will feed mainly on algae and rotting plant matter, making them ideal cleanup crew for coldwater aquariums and ponds.

How big do Ramshorn Snails get?
Pond ramshorn snails can grow to roughly the size of a 50p piece, a maximum size of around an inch and a half (2-3cm).

Features
Approx. supplied size: 0.5-1" / 2-3cm
Maximum size: 1.5" / 3cm
Origin: South America
Family: Planorbidae
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting requirement: low
Ideal number kept together: 2+

Water Conditions

Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 16 °C
Ideal pH: 6.0–8.0
Water flow: low
Temperature: 6–25 °C

Ease of Care
Easy. Can adapt to most outdoor pond conditions and will reproduce readily in an established habitat.

Compatibility
Exercise care because some aquarium species eat ramshorn snails. More voracious eaters include puffers, loaches (any member of the genus Botia). Assassin snails will also prey upon ramshorn snails. Good fish tankmates for snails include, but are not limited to, danios, guppies, White Cloud Mountain minnows, neon tetras, and corydoras catfish. Many non-aggressive fish and herbivores will cohabit with snails.

Feeding
Ensure a steady supply of algae and greens, like courgette and spinach leaves. Snails will feed on many delicate and fine-leaved plants. Supplement the diet of a ramshorn snail with calcium to ensure healthy shells - holiday feeder blocks are a good source of calcium.

Breeding
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
Ramshorn snails can live up to a year in perfect conditions.

Photo is for illustration only - one supplied.

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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