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White Wizard snail (Filopaludina martensi)

R70.00

White Wizard snails grow large and prefer warm water. They can also use their gills to filter feed. That makes them literally unique! These snails fall into the category called viviparous, which means giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother’s body.

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White Wizard Snail also known as Filopaludina martensi is a relatively new species of freshwater snails in the aquarium hobby. Even though they are still not that common, these snails have all chances to become one of the favorites.

White Wizard snails grow large and prefer warm water. They can also use their gills to filter feed. That makes them literally unique! These snails fall into the category called viviparous, which means giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother’s body.

These snails prefer to live in fresh still waters (canals, swamps, ponds, rice fields, ditches, etc.). However, they can also be found in waters with slow currents as well (streams, and rivers).

White Wizard is a very unique and attractive snail, it possesses these notable features:

The color of the shell is white with light brown marks. A White Wizard Snail shell color is off-white, creamy, and smooth in texture. It often turns a little bit darker to the end of the spike.They have a thick and broadly conical shells with 6 – 7 whorls. The last whorl is swollen.Fine lines on the shell.White Wizard snails also have an operculum (the trap-door) which they use to completely close their shell when disturbed or threatened.Another unique feature of these snails is that their “face” and tentacles have blue coloration. Although their bodies are yellow with brownish spots.The cephalic tentacles are moderately long.

White Wizard snails can grow up to 5 cm . These snails can live up to 3 – 5 years. However, in captivity, their lifespan can barely reach 2 – 4 years at most. The problem is the lack of care knowledge.

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS: 

Temperature:  23 – 26 °C
pH:  7.0 – 8.5
KH:  4 – 12 dKH
Minimum tank size:  20l per snail

 
CARE GUIDELINES:
Diet: White Wizard snails are omnivorous and great scavengers. They eat algae, but they are not very great at it.
Another interesting feature of Filopaludina martensi species is that these snails use their gills to filter feed. They trap small (micro) organisms in the water column that makes your tank cleaner. They will eat invertebrate pellets, flake foods, and cooked vegetables (such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber).

Social behavior:  Peaceful and solitary; will not engage with tankmates.
Origin:  Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
Average adult size:  up to 5 cm
Average purchase size:  2.5 – 5 cm

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