HOW DO I CARE FOR MY PETS? : Rabbit snails are imported from the tropical islands of Indonesia. Thus are temperature sensitive. Our colonies thrive between 80 to 84 degrees. Another important factor to maintaining a successful colony is hard water. We add (link) salt. It is added one teaspoon per 10 gallons after every large water change. In addition we feed calcium rich and protein heavy foods (link). This encourages strong shell grow and the potential for many offspring. (comment on substrate)
Provide these two critical components and you will give yourself a giant head start to creating a flourishing colony. Also keep in mind a well cycled aquarium that is plentiful with bio-film will encourage rapid growth for the colony as well. Cardinal shrimp are constant grazers. You’ll notice you can actively see their arms searching for organic matter to feast on. Their almost constant and frantic movement is definitely part of their charm!
WHAT DO THE SNAILS EAT? : Snails are scavengers by nature and will eat almost anything. These include the naturally occurring bio-film in a healthy and cycled tank, algae, fish food, dead tank mates and any waste by products from other tank mates.
More about CARDINALS SHRIMP & RABBIT SNAILS : These two species seem to have a symbiotic relationship in our established colonies and thrive when paired together. You’ll notice no sort of apprehensiveness at all and both co-exist perfectly. Snails love protein rich pellets and will grow up to three inches in total length when mature. They end being giant snails! Once mature they’ll produce one identical offspring at a time with consistent, heavy feedings.