The Giant Tower Cap Snail is an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pachychilidae. This snails justifies its name (Giant), as it can grow to be over 4" in length. They can be found in rivers all over Thailand and Burma. Unlike their cousin, the Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania) which are known to have large babies, the Giant Tower Cap gives birth to live, very tiny babies and only reproduce about 3 times a year.
Although safe for aquarium plants, these snails are pretty large and will break plant stems if able they are able to climb.
This snail is not the greatest algae eater but it sure looks awesome!
Will not over populate;
Very rare and unique;
Safe with any aquarium inhabitants;
Great if you want a giant show stopper of a snail.
Giant Tower Cap Snails eat a big variety of foods such as:
Decaying Plant Matter
Care for them:
- Tank size(Minimum): 10 Gal
- Care: Very Easy
- Temperature: 68-82
- PH: 6.8-7.8
- GH: 6-8
- KH: 5-20
- Lifespan: up to 4 Years
It is possible that some snails have some shell defects from their wild encounters.
DO NOT USE COPPER IN AQUARIUMS CONTAINING SNAILS!