- Common name(s): Spixi Snail, Zebra Apple Snail
- Scientific name: Asolene spixii (often misspelled as Asolene spixi)
- Family: Apple Snails (Ampullariidae)
- Origin: Brasil
Spixi Snail care sheet
- Maximum size: 2.5 cm / 1 inch in diameter
- Life span: 1 to 3 years if kept cold for some weeks during winter. 1 to 2 years if not.
- Sexing: Separate sexes, not hermaphroditic
- Minimum tank size: 40 l / 11 gallons with 10 l / 2.5 gallons per snail
- Temperature: 21 to 26 °C (70-79 °F) during summer and 16 to 20 °C (61-68 °F) in winter.
If kept cool in winter, the Pixi Snail will semi-bury itself in the bottom. The climate in Southeast Brazil is subtropical, with temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 ° C (61-68 °F) in winter.
- Water: PH 7 to 8,5
- Bottom: Fine to medium freshwater aquarium gravel or sand
- Feeding: Boiled vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, spinach.
Fish food (flakes, granules, tablets).
Unseasoned tofu given every 4 to 8 weeks for extra calcium. Tofu can pollute the water, so give only small pieces into the tank and remove not eaten parts the next day.
The Spixi Snail can eat soft aquarim plants and smaller snails like Ramshorns or Trumpet Snails.
- Breeding: The embedded in a gel mass eggs are laid beneath the surface at plants, stones or the aquarium glass. At 22 to 25 ° C (72-77 °F) the young snails hatch within 14 days.
The young Spixi Snails can be fed like the adults.
Sometimes adult snails eat the eggs of other Spixis.
- Notes: Spixi Snails are more active during evening hours and the night.
Copper or other fish treatments in the water can kill them.
Categories: Water Snails | Molluscs