Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)

Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gemmifera)

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* For the safety of our animals, we now ship Sulawesi Snails exclusively via UPS Next Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *

It is normal for some shells to have some defects as these are responsibly wild sourced.

 
Orange Sulawesi Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania gemmifera) are one of the rarest snails in the aquarium hobby.  Also known as Elephant Snails, their natural habitat is in Indonesia and they are only rarely seen in the United States.  The "Rabbit" name likely comes from their rabbit-like faces and drooping antennae that resemble a rabbit's ears.  However, the resemblance to an elephant is also clear with their wrinkled, rubbery-looking skin and their long "snouts" (which is functionally more like the snail's foot).  Needless to say, these snails are certainly unique in appearance in several aspects! It is normal for some shells to have some defects as these are responsibly wild sourced.
 
Orange Giant Sulawesi Snails possess bodies with a beautiful yellow-orange coloration, and their shells are black or very dark brown and sometimes feature a white crown.  Their shells are long and spiral-shaped and taper toward a point at the end, which makes the shell resemble unicorn's horn in shape.  These snails seem curious by nature, and each snail uses its elongated, muscular "foot" to pull itself around on the glass and aquarium decor.  This is a very striking snail and is sure to impress viewers, almost all of which will have never seen one before.
 
Giant Sulawesi Snails are one of the largest freshwater snails in the world, growing as large as 4 inches as adults.  Since they can grow so large, they need room to move, so  it's a good idea to avoid dense vegetation or overcrowding in your aquarium.  They are decent algae-eaters, but they also feed on leftover food and any kind of fish food.  While most aquatic plants are safe from these snails, they have been known to munch on more delicate or thin-leaved plants.
 
There are reports of successful breeding of these snails in the aquarium, but they generally reproduce too slowly for overpopulation to be a concern.
 
 
What We Like About These Snails:
  • Beautiful liquid gold bodies and long, spiraled shells
  • Interesting movement and curious nature
  • Completely peaceful
  • Grow to a large and impressive size
 
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS: 
  • Temperature:  76° - 84° F (24.4° - 29° C)
  • pH: 7.5 - 8.5
  • KH:  2 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  10 gallons per snail
 
CARE GUIDELINES:
  • Diet:  They eat algae and decaying plant matter, and they have also been known to munch on more delicate plants.  They can mostly subsist on leftover fish/invertebrate flakes or pellets, but their diets should be occasionally supplemented with algae wafers and/or blanched vegetables such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful and solitary; will not engage with tankmates.
  • Origin:  Sulawesi region of Indonesia
  • Average adult size:  3 inches (7.6 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 - 3 inches (2.5 - 7.6 cm) 

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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