Prambanan Snail (Thiara winteri)
This uncommon snail is a unique addition to any freshwater aquarium!
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 Prambanan 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 Prambanan (Thiara Winteri) snails are at least 3/4 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.
- Unique and attractive tiered shells
- Very rare
- Completely peaceful
- Temperature: 70° - 80° F (21° - 26.6° C)
- pH: 7.0+
- KH: 5 - 30 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 5 gallons per snail
- Diet: Other than algae and detritus, Prambanan Snails eat invertebrate pellets, flake foods, and cooked vegetables (such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber).
- Social behavior: Peaceful and solitary; will not engage with tankmates.
- Origin: Indo-Pacific region
- Average adult size: 1 - 2+ inches (2.5 - 5+ cm)
- Average purchase size: .75 - 1 inches (1.9 - 2.5 cm)