Ramshorn Snail
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Ramshorn Snail

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Need a little help with pesky algae? These attractive critters add hints of colour to aquariums but also act as a super helpful cleaning crew. Algae on glass, plants and decorations, they eat it. Hair algae and uneaten fish food, gone! They help keep your substrate clean and water clear.

Ramshorn is a small snail, where some will reach 2½ cm (1 inch) and that will be an accomplishment. Their shells range from bright pink to maroon. The lack of dark pigmented melanin means they have bright reddish skin which is the colour of their blood.

While these are algae eaters, they are the hippies of your aquarium. No harm will come to any fish and shrimp. These peaceful underwater grazers will not even ruin your live plants! Though the Ramshorn is peaceful, be wary of aquarium housemates with aggressive tendencies. Your Ramshorn will become a snack for them. Even the likes of apple snails will prey upon the Ramshorn.

In warmer climates, they prefer outdoor ponds. But when kept indoors, they will do well in almost any size tank, from ones of 5 or 10 gallons to much larger sizes. Keep in mind that they are quick to reproduce. Ramshorns are not the escape artists of the snail world, but it is best to keep the tank covered. You don’t want your Ramshorn to be the one who thinks they can fly the coup. If you do have an escapee, they will retreat inside their shell and look dead. There is no need to rush throwing away your precious snail, instead put it back in your tank. There is a high chance the snail will pop back out and be completely fine as they breathe air anyway!


To ensure you get the best quality snail, we order them in at the end of each week, for next week delivery. Straight to your door. This way, we assure you receive healthy, vibrant snails. Doing this means we can also lower our prices for you. Please expect delivery to be Thursday of the following week that you ordered.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Chris Laine
Great little snail

Brought another 3 as one of my last ones escaped they do a amazing job of cleaning the tank well looking cool Great little snail and turn up alive and well as always. Good job to the team at the fish room

Mike Campbell
10 x Ramshorn snails

Love these little guys, all turned up in excellent condition and have them in multiple tanks doing there thing.
As always TFR are on point, with great products and service

Daniel Kang

Ordered Three. All came alive and decent size.

Elly Holvast
Awesome snails

Love these little guys! Arrived safe, and have been roaming around their tank non stop since getting in there, cleaning everything in sight. I can hardly keep up with them!

Carol Hansen

Got some oxygen weed with 2 snails plus some bug food. All packaged perfectly. Was very impressed. Will have to attach my snails to a float, then I can see where they are!! They move quicker than any snail I have seen. I think 6 would have been a better option, so will order more soon. From the South Island to the top of the North Island. All arrived in great condition. Thank you for your great service. A+++++

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