These freshwater snails are truly a sight to be seen. Their unique appearance would make them an attractive component of any aquarium. Wild-caught ones have spikes protruding from their shells, and though they often pass this trait on, the spikes tend to be less prominent in their offspring. Their appearance and behavior are comparable to Malaysian Trumpet Snails, but Thiara winteri snails are considered more attractive and desirable among aquarium enthusiasts. They are known to burrow themselves deep in substrate, but will show themselves frequently if tank conditions are ideal. They must be kept in water with a VERY minimum pH value of 5 or more (their shells start to disintegrate at lower pH levels), and they tend to prefer sandy substrate.
All of our Thiara Winteri snails are at least an inch long, which is rather large for a freshwater snail. They are also very useful in keeping tanks clean because they eat algae and rotted plant parts. They will also eat any kind of food tablets or flakes, as well as vegetables.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
– PH level range: 7.0 and up
– Temperature range: 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
– Water type: Soft to hard
– Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Other types of snails (Nerite snails, Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, Neon Yellow Shrimp, etc.). They can also be kept with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish.
– Additional notes: Other than algae and waste, Thiara winteri snails eat rotted plant parts, carrion, diatoms, invertebrate tablets or flake food, and cooked vegetables (such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber). Snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank.
These snails’ shells are primarily brown in color and are beautifully speckled with dark spots. Some of them have small spikes protruding from them.
They are similar to Malaysian Trumpet Snails in their appearance and spiral shape, but they do not breed nearly as fast.
Totally safe for live plants, live shrimp, and live fish.
Thiara Winteri Snails are very rarely found in pet stores or online, making them a truly unique addition to any aquarium.
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