Rabbit Snail Care
Many hobbyists feel that Rabbit Snail care is relatively easy. As with other freshwater snails, Rabbit Snail care starts with keeping them in a healthy, stable and established aquarium, preferably with substrate on the fine side. Its important to keep Ammonia and Nitrite levels at 0 ppm, and Nitrate levels in check as well. As with other freshwater snails, be careful with medications and plant fertilizers, as snails may be sensitive to them. And this is especially true with Copper. Copper can be harmful or fatal to Rabbit Snails.
Water Temperature: 76 – 84 Degrees Fahrenheit
Aquarium pH: 7.2 – 7.5, to avoid shell erosion
Lighting: Normal community lighting to semi-dim conditions
One reason Rabbit Snail care is easy is they seem content in community tank conditions, with water temperature on the warmer side. And hobbyists suggest its a good idea to keep tank water on the on the hard side so minerals are present for healthy shell growth. To that end, offering food supplements with Calcium are good idea too.
Avoid Hazards In The Tank
Another Rabbit Snail care issue involves the hazards of canister or power filter intakes. A Rabbit Snail may get its head or foot caught in the slots of filter intakes. If this happens, the snail may not be able to back itself out and begin become seriously insured or even killed. So its prudent to keep filter intakes covered with course sponge pre-filters to prevent accidents.Finally, its a good idea to keep tanks covered to the extent possible. Although a Rabbit Snail may not be the escape artist a Mystery Snail is, it is possible they can make their way out of the tank, become injured and die.
Size & Aquarium Size
Rabbit Snail Size: As with other freshwater snails, Rabbit Snail size depends on age. The older the Rabbit Snail is, the longer it will be, all things equal. Most Rabbit Snails in stores will be about 2 inches long. Smaller snails do not necessarily mean unhealthy snails, it just means the snail is on the younger side. A Rabbit Snail shell is cone shaped, and have a grooved, spiral pattern that runs from the shell apex to the aperture. A Rabbit Snail shell looks similar to the cone shaped shells of Trumpet Snail and Assassin Snails. And Rabbit Snails have a small operculum used for defense, but unlike a Japanese Trap Door Snail, it covers only a portion of their aperture.