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Common Bithynia

Bithynia tentaculata

Common Bithynia

Bithynia tentaculata

Description
  1. Common name(s): Common Bithynia, Mud Bithynia, Faucet Snail
  2. Scientific name: Bithynia tentaculata
  3. Family: Bithyniidae
  4. Origin: Europe to Siberia and as an invasive species in some parts of North America

Bithynia tentaculata

Bithynia tentaculata

Bithynia tentaculata

Bithynia tentaculata

Bithynia tentaculata

Common Bithynia
  1. Maximum size: 1.1 cm / 0.43 inch in length, 0.7 cm / 0.28 inch in width
  2. Life span: Up to 3 years
  3. Sexing: Separate sexes, not hermaphroditic
  4. Minimum tank size: 5 l / 1.32 gallons
  5. Temperature: 5 to 30 °C (41 to 86 °F)
  6. Water: PH 7 to 8,5
  7. Bottom: Fine to medium freshwater aquarium gravel or sand
  8. Feeding: Algae, detritus