The size of the shell varies from 40-50 mm wide
and 45-65 mm high.
South America: Amazon River basin, from Peru,
Ecuador and Colombia to the mouth of Amazon River.
Min Tank Size:
2.5 gallons per snail.
Omnivore, however prefers vegetables rich in calcium,
algae wafers, other sinking wafers.
Plant eating tendency:
Moderate to High.
Algae eating tendency:
Low to Moderate.
Can live solitary or in groups, beware if living
in groups of more than 1 snail, you can wind up with 100's. They
will lay their eggs in clutches out of the water, typically on
the tank lid, so if you do not want more snails, you can just
remove the clutch and throw it away.
PH 7.6 - 8.4 , not suitable for lower PH waters
due to the erosion of their shells. Be sure to leave a gap on
the surface of the water between the lid as they breathe air through
their siphon and need to be able to pull the air out.
It is recommended that a calcium supplement be added
to the diet and the water such as Kent's Liquid Calcium to ensure
proper shell growth. Use soft, non sharp substrate, such as sand
or smooth pebbles. Do not use substrate that can scratch or cut
the snail's foot.
Suitable with peaceful fish that do not nip. Definitely
not suitable with aggressive fast fish that nip due to their long