General information: The pink posthorn snail originally comes from Florida and has a
brown coloration in its natural form. Through targeted selection, the pink and blue
colored snails were created. With its light pink shell, the pink posthorn snail is a
dream come true for many snail lovers. These snails enjoy consuming algae and are
therefore suitable for any aquascape! The animals we offer are exclusively original
German offspring (DNZ).
Keeping: The posthorn snails should be kept in aquariums with a tank volume of at
least 12 liters or more. We furthermore recommend reading our blog post on the
proper acclimation of snails after a transport.
Reproduction: Posthorn snails are hermaphrodites. Therefore, reproduction is very
simple. The pink posthorn snail is capable of self-fertilization! However only a small
portion of the eggs laid by these snails are viable. The amount of reproduction
depends on how much food the snails get. If you want to have a lot of pink posthorn
snails in your aquarium, make sure that you feed them a very varied and snailfriendly diet.
Socialization: Pink posthorn snails can be kept together with shrimps or fish in an
aquarium. If you want to maintain a pure pink coloration of the shell when breeding,
it is best to keep your pink post horn snails with similarly colored animals.
Food: The pink posthorn snails are omnivores! A varied and snail-friendly diet is
recommended. The pink post horn snails are considered recyclers in the aquarium.
These snails eat algae and plant remains as well as leftover fish, shrimp and crab food
such as vegetables, brown autumn leaves and even dead animals in the aquarium.
This is why these snails are known as recyclers. The pink posthorn snail is not only
pretty to look at, but also really useful for a healthy aquascape! In our store we offer
a wide range of snail food sticks. Please note, that complementary feeding will result
in a strong reproduction of the pink posthorn snail and possibly avoid damage to the
Substrate: We recommend fine gravel as substrate for keeping pink posthorn snails,
which regularly makes its rounds around the aquarium.
Markus' comment: There is no reason not to keep pink posthorn snails! The pink
posthorn snails look great and are excellent waste recyclers for every aquarium.
Fact sheet about the pink post horn snail (DNZ):
Scientific name: Planorbella duryi
German name: Rosa Posthornschnecke
Origin: North America
Life expectancy: Approximately 2 years
Size: Approximately 2,5 cm
Aquarium size: At least 12 liters
Conductance: 150-850 ms
Water parameters in our breeding facility:
Temperature: 22-24 °C
Conductance: 300-500 ms
Tolle, kleine Schnecken mit schöner Farbe. Haben sich nach wenigen Sekunden bereits auf den Weg gemacht. Abholung auch kein Problem
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