View Full Version : Red Ramshorn snail

27th Jul 2007, 11:08 PM
My new collection, red ramshorn. Work fine in my planted tank as they will not eat live plant.

28th Jul 2007, 02:46 PM
very nice Red Ramshorn snail

16th Dec 2007, 09:03 PM
I think so, too.

10th Jan 2008, 10:35 PM
I think ramshorns are good algae eaters. They are good for fish tanks
but I wouldn't introduce them to my shrimp tank because of the amount of shit they produce is way to much imo ^^

11th Jan 2008, 06:29 PM
I have these in my shrimp tank. Got out of control and started eating all the shimp food because of the lack of predators. I ended up putting a pea puffer in the tank to get things under control.

12th Jan 2008, 01:15 AM
don't the pea puffers attack the baby shrimps ?
I have a biological weapon a against snails ^^.
in germany it's called "Schneckenegel" (snail leech).
It's by far the most effective natural enemy of snails and they do not harm shrimps ! I keep them in my Grade SS and SSS aquariums.
They sometimes "ride" on top of the shrimps without hurting them.

28th Jan 2008, 08:14 AM
Good lord - that's the leech that I had in my tank! I NEVER made the connection between them and the snails until every one of my snails died, after which, the leeches disappeared. It took me close to a year to figure it out. The leeches were never on the fish. I'd find them on the undersides of leaves and on the shells of my snails, but I didn't know that they were preying on the snails.

So now I know *exactly* what leech I had! They were yucky - eeeeewwwww!!!!!! :shocked:

Well, I asked for three little ram's horn snails at the fish shop yesterday. You know what?! I was charged $3.99 (USD)! I felt ripped-off, but the owner of the shop often gives me discounts and freebies, so I wasn't as bothered by it. This was an employee that didn't know me.

The snails didn't seem happy to be in my tank. I moved one into a different tank (the one that once had the leeches) but I think it died. The other two in my new 10-gallon tank are slowly adjusting. I hope they lay lots of eggs. These snails are great for algae-eating!

Thanks for the info about these "schnekenegel." Until now, I had no idea what species of leech they were. Still, eeeeewwwwww!!!!! I prefer having too many snails :D .


13th Feb 2008, 08:31 AM
I prefer having too many snails :D .


I would prefer your leeches. I cannot get rid of all my ramshorns. They eat algae, but they prefer my plants.

14th Feb 2008, 07:07 AM
I have ram horn's in my shrimp and discus tanks. They are excellent algae eaters! In my shimp tank they are producing like crazy but I don't think they prefer the higher temps in my discus tank.

20th Feb 2008, 11:58 AM
holly crap!! thats awesome! I would love some of those leeches if for sure for sure they don't feed on shrimp.

I could finally get rid of all my stupid snails in my shrimp tanks.

2nd Apr 2008, 11:17 AM
my red ramhorns are breeding like crazy too.. their eggs are all over the tank

16th Apr 2011, 07:07 PM
hi all, i just bought 2 red ramhorn snails and after 1 day of observation, i found out that they are always at the walls of the surface of the water. They dont go down to the soil and the mosses. Do they behave like that ?