Zebra racing snail - Vittina turrita
  • very good algae eater
  • fascinating pattern
  • uncontrolled reproduction impossible
  • does not go to healthy plants

Zebra racing snail - Vittina turrita

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Zebra racing snail - Vittina turrita
This beautiful interesting and contrasting golden yellow and black striped racing snail grows very large. It is not only beautiful to look at, but also a really good algae eater, cleaning the annoying smear algae and spot algae from the panes and decoration. It also likes to take care of biofilms and other growth. Since the larvae of the zebra racing snail need brackish water for breeding, there is no need to fear a snail plague even in aquariums with a lot of algae and thus a high food supply. - Garnelio
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The zebra racing snail is a color form of Vittina turrita, which is one of the most imposing racing snails with a shell length averaging 2.5 to 3 cm.  This variety has a very attractive pattern on its even shell, which gives it a very special appeal. The ground color of the shell ranges from an intense golden yellow to a light nut brown. A multitude of dark bands run through this hue, giving the Zebra Racing Snail its characteristic appearance. The zebra racing snail is bisexual, but there are no external characteristics by which to distinguish males from females.

In nature, these snails live mainly on hard substrates such as rocks and driftwood in the estuaries of flowing waters. There they are used to changing water values, so they can live in freshwater aquarium without any problems. The water should have a pH of 7.0 to 8.5 and be medium hard to hard.

Only for reproduction the snail larvae of the Zebra Racing Snail need salt water. They hatch after a few weeks from the egg cocoons, which the female deposits on hard substrates after fertilization. Egg cocoons are also deposited in the aquarium, which adhere very firmly and dissolve only with time. The tiny veliger larvae hatch from them in the tank as well, but they do not develop in freshwater. In captivity Vittina turrita has not yet been bred in captivity. So there is no need to worry about a snail plague even if the food supply is very good.

Like all racing snails, this species is an excellent algae eater, mainly taking care of algae cover and growth. Vittina turrita does not go to higher algae and plants, but it keeps, for example, the panes, roots plant leaves and decorative objects spotlessly clean. It also goes to food remains after a period of acclimatization, and vegetables such as dried Hokkaido pumpkin it also accepts relatively fast. Nevertheless, it is not suitable for freshly set up aquariums. If you want to do something good for weak snails that are stressed and starved from transport, it is recommended to feed them with Natureholic's snail food specially designed for growth-eating snails.

The zebra racing snail is a very peaceful and undemanding animal. Once it has adjusted to the conditions in the aquarium and coped with the stress of transport, it is extremely robust and long-lived. Vittina turrita in the aquarium can become very old. It gets along with most peaceful fish and invertebrate species. Even curious fish can't harm it, since they can't bother it thanks to its shell shape.

Zebra racing snails are not purely water snails and therefore also like to wander outside the aquarium. To prevent them from falling outside and drying out behind the aquarium cabinet, you should therefore ensure a tight cover or use our snail barrier.

Our food recommendation: With the Natureholic Snail Feed Power Paste you create a feeding lawn that is very well accepted by all aufwuchs feeding snails. Even delicate wild-caught snails such as racing snails or staghorn snails, which are stressed after transport and do not take to conventional food, can be fed up well with it.

Our plant recommendation: Use for the planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Actively prevent outbreaks: With the invisible Natureholic Snail Barrier you prevent the escape and loss of your snails from the aquarium.

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Scientific name: Neritina turrita (J.F. Gmelin, 1791)
German name: Zebra racing snail
Difficulty level: suitable for beginners
Origin/Distribution: Indo-Pacific
Coloration: Shell yellow-black striped
Age expectancy: up to 15 years
Water parameters: pH above 6.5, KH above 3, temperature 22 to 28 °C
Tank size: from 45 l, we recommend a size from 54 l, not in newly established aquariums
Food: Snail feed, food scraps, algae cover and growth, algae plates, brown autumn leaves, vegetable chips, dust food
Reproduction: not possible in freshwater
Behavior: very peaceful
Socialization: with shrimps, other peaceful snails, mussels, with peaceful fish, possibly with dwarf crabs
Further information Remove racing snail eggs in the aquarium, NatureHolic Booster - liquid food for shrimps, snails and mussels, Autumn leaves in the aquarium - treats for shrimps & co
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Question: "Hey Ich hab im Moment einen 0,4 nitrit wert Währe es möglich sie dort einzusetzen Sind grad in der 2-3 Woche einfahrphase Und habe mehr als genug Algen und welche Mögen sie Grüße gehen raus an euch "

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Hallo Nele, vielen Dank fuer deine Frage! Wir raten generell dazu Becken, unabhaengig vom Nitritwert, 6 Wochen einlaufen zu lassen. Tiere einsetzen waehrend Ntirit nachweisbar ist, ist nicht empfehlenswert. 

Question: "Ich habe einen Krebs im Aquarium frisst der eventuell die Schnecken?"

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Hallo Maik, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Das kommt immer ein wenig auf den Krebs an. Wenn es um einen Cherax geht, so kann das vorkommen, ist aber eher unwahrscheinlich. Alles was kleiner ist kriegt diese Schnecken nicht geknackt.

Question: "Kann man diese auch im malawibecken halten?"

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Hallo Werner, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Ja das ist möglich. 

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19 Jun 2019

Sehr schönes Tier....

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Sehr schöne Tiere. Alles in Ordnung.

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Schöne Tiere und schon richtig groß.

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Ein echter Hingucker! ?

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Sehr schöne Schnecken. Sie haben Ihre Arbeit gleich am nächsten Tag aufgenommen und die Algen gefressen.

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