Helisoma nigricans

Common Names: Red Ramshorn Snail
Brazilian Black Snail
Salinity: Freshwater
Distribution: Native to Brazil.
Care: One of the most common snails available. Acidic or soft water will be tolerated but may lead to shortened life spans and weakened, pitted shells. Will often be the hardiest animal in the tank.
Feeding: Will eat pretty much any organic matter including fish food, dead fish and algae, but will generally leave plants alone.
20°C - 30°C
68°F - 86°F
Potential Size: Male: 2cm (0.8")
Female: 2cm (0.8")
Comments: Often introduced accidentally when buying plants, these hermaphroditic snails are prolific breeders and are undaunted by tank life, including bright lights. Once introduced to a tank, they can be difficult to eradicate. Several fish can be used to predate upon these snails, the most commonly known of which is the Clown Loach. Their egg sacks are translucent, gelatinous packets which can be seen on the side of glass especially, and will be laid on any flat surface.
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