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Zebra snail


Origin: Riverdeltas and brackish regions in Africa

Etymology:

Synonyms:

First European import: around 2000 (?)

Description: See pictures

Care: Not too difficult to keep. The snails are very good algae eaters, and they won't touch the plants. They will only clean glass, soil, stones from algae, algae on plants will not be eaten(seemingly they don't even climb in plants). The zebra snail can move really fast through the tank.

Temperature: Tropical

Feeding: Frozen food, plant leaves, algae.

Size: Up to 2-3 cm.

pH:

Breeding: Unknown, has not been succesfull in aquaria. probably th eggs need brackish water..

Sexual dimorphism:Unknown

Prices:2-3€

Additional: Lays loads of small white eggs everywhere, which can be disturbing.

Picture references: Pictures: E. Naus

References: None.

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