Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania sp.) are one of the rarest snails in the aquarium hobby

Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snails
photo credit: Aquatic Arts

Although there are many species of rabbit snails, the orange Sulawesi variety (Tylomelania sp.) is extremely uncommon in the aquarium trade. Although Elephant Snails, or Giant Land Snails, have been spotted on rare occasions in the United States, they are more common in Indonesia. They're originally from Indonesia. The name "Rabbit" was given to them because of their drooping antennae and other characteristics that are reminiscent of rabbits. Their wrinkled, rubbery skin and long "snouts" (which are more like the snail's foot in function) are also obvious elephant-like features. These snails are clearly distinct from the norm in many respects.

Cultivating the Sulawesi Orange Monster Snails have beautiful yellow-orange bodies, and their shells can range from nearly colorless to almost black, with a white crown protruding from the top in some cases. The long, spiral shape that approaches the shell's tip is what gives it the appearance of a unicorn horn. Curious by nature, they use their elongated, muscular "foot" to explore the aquarium's furnishings. Almost anyone who first lays eyes on this snail will be completely taken aback by its stunning appearance.

As an adult, it can grow to be as long as 4 inches, making it one of the longest freshwater snails in existence. Due to their potential size, it is best to keep your aquarium free of excessive plants and inhabitants. The algae they eat is actually pretty nutritious, and they will eat just about anything else, including scraps and fish food. In general, these snails don't bother most water plants, but they can chew through the leaves of those that are particularly tender or thin.

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