Adult Size: 1″-1.5″
Minimum Tank Volume: 10 litres
Temperature: 65-79°F (18-26°C)
Ideal pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Diet: Algae eater
Lifespan: up to 3 years
Zebra snails are one of the best algae eaters for the temperate or tropical aquarium! We recommend stocking them at a rate of 1 snail per 10l of aquarium volume. A small tea, of zebra snails can completely remove the algae from a tank in just a few days and then keep on top of the problem for much longer.
What else do Zebra Snails eat?
In much the same way as plecos, zebra snails may be fed on the occasional algae wafer once the tank has no algae left. They may also scavenge on uneaten fish food.
What decoration is best?
Zebra snails do not eat live plants and seem to benefit from the addition of them to the aquarium. Bogwood is also used by them as are artificial decorations. Sometimes zebras may migrate upwards in the aquarium so make sure that the lid has no gaps large enough for them to fit through.
What fish make good tank mates for Zebra Snails?
Zebra Snails are completely peaceful with all species of fish. Most fish will pay no attention at all to the snails. It is best not to mix them with large clown loaches, gouramis, and Raphael catfish as they are all snail eaters.
Zebra snails, like most invertebrates, can not tolerate copper in the water so always read the instructions carefully when adding medicines to a tank housing zebra snails.
How do I look after the tank?
zebra snails thrive in consistent conditions and for this reason it is never a good idea to change all of the aquarium water at once. Change 10 – 25% of the water every week using a siphon to remove debris from the gravel. This is also a good time to perform maintenance on your filter. Always clean filter sponges in water that you have removed from the aquarium and not tap water. This is because the sponges provide a home to countless good bacteria that help to maintain your tank and the chlorine in tap water would kill them.
Before adding clean water to the aquarium always add the correct amount of dechlorinator and a bacteria starter.