2 Purple Stripped Hercules Snail (Brotia Herculea)

Choose a Pack:: 2 Snails
Sale price$24.99


The Purple Striped Giant Brotia Herculea 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.

  • Will not over populate;
  • Very rare and unique;
  • Safe with any aquarium inhabitants;
  • Great if you want a giant show stopper of a snail.
Purple Striped Giant Brotia Herculea Snails eat a big variety of foods such as: 
  • Invertebrate Pellets
  • Flake Food
  • Dead fish
  • Decaying Plant Matter
  • Snail tabs
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
K A Porterfield
Lovely Snails from a Great Source

These snails give a great colour to the tank which would otherwise be missing. I can't think of another freshwater species which has this lovely almost periwinkle purple colour, and because of the colour and size, they make an excellent centerpiece species.
They came in great condition in spite of the heat pack being on its last legs. I drip acclimated them to my tank's water, then added them in, where they immediately began moving around and working over the leaf material which was put in the tank specifically for my snails. They have since been eating ravenously, and have generally been fitting in with the other flora and fauna as if they had always been there.
All I can say is that if you ever have a chance to snag a couple of these, do it! They are worth every penny!

James Clark
Not quite the same

Snails received were not as nice as the ones shown in the picture. Expected a much deeper color.

Shelia Thornton
Purple stripe Hercules

They are beautiful! Arrived in great shape and are making themselves right at home! Thank you for everything! You have been great helping me!

Marcie Donnelly
Healthy snails!

Always beautiful, healthy snails!

Anna Tydniouk
Beautiful Snails

The snails arrived in a good condition, healthy and big as described. I am very happy about them.

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