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Details about  UNIQUE BRONZE RAMSHORN SNAILS X 3 - Aquarium Fish Tank LIVE Cold Water Tropical

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UNIQUE BRONZE RAMSHORN SNAILS X 3 - Aquarium Fish Tank LIVE Cold Water Tropical
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Shoreham Beach, West Sussex, United Kingdom


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Rare and Unique Bronze Ramshorn Snails X 3 - Limited numbers!

These uniquely-coloured Ramshorn snails have been selectively bred and stabilised over the past year, though crossing large numbers of black and red ramshorn snails then allowing the colony to stabilise their colours over a number of generations. They are a semi stabilised genetic line - this means they do not breed completely true and have very slight variations in colour - some shells have more of a golden yellow tint, others a little more influence from the reds leading to a deeper bronze/almost purple colour (please see photos for variations). All shells are extremely shiny - more than any other species I've ever had. Their bodies and feet all range from red to black. The parental lines were chosen for size and colour. They are a large species when grown to full size. Only available until this batch is sold - I will relist in another month or so once there are enough to sell again. 

Ramshorn snails are among the most interesting to watch - they are always active during the day unlike some other snails and their long tentacles and bodies give them the appearance of a 'face'. They will be seen stretching from their shells to reach the next leaf/obstacle and in any tank this makes for entertaining viewing, especially when there are good numbers. Their active/sociable temperament make them more of a pet than most snails in my opinion. 

Studies have shown that aquatic snails' presence in any aquarium can improve the water quality by around 30%. This is achieved by their love of algae and leftover food - they will eat anything they can and your plants will be safe from them unless they are very heavily starved - they eat detritus on the tank floor and rotting plant material such as dead leaves. They have a much lower bioload on water quality than fish/shrimp/etc. This in turn means their presence in the aquarium, cleaning up leftover food, algae and detritus greatly adds to your ability to keep the tank crystal clear. 

These are very suitable for the community aquarium as long as there are no snail predators also inside (large loaches or pufferfish). They are greatly suitable for a species only tank - their breeding tank is very attractive as there are so many shiny bronze creatures actively cleaning and socialising all day. 

These snails have all the same requirements and behaviours as Red Ramshorns although they may be able to tolerate slighter colder water as the Black parental species is more suitable for coldwater ponds etc. The only difference I have noticed in keeping them is that they continue to breed easily but in noticeably lower numbers than their red/black parents. 

You will receive 3 X Bronze Ramshorn Snails - around 1cm young adults, sent first class in protective packaging which will fit through your post box. The snails are provided with sufficient water and air in their containers to make transit as easy on them as possible. Packed professionally and each order includes a care sheet for the species you have ordered, including instructions on safe release on receipt. 

Please do check out my other items - I have lots of other species of snails available at various times.

Any questions, please don't hesitate. 

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